S11E03: Working with Learning

We’re joined by special guest host and public engagement champion Clare Lawlor as we talk about learning in museums and at heritage sites. How do we talk to kids about difficult topics? What kind of learning spaces do we have access to? And what kind of magic happens when conservators and learning colleagues work together? Also tune in for a review of ‘The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture’ and an interview with Jessica England from GEM.

02:10 Definitions and the importance of young visitors
09:13 Jenny’s little museum shop anecdote
11:46 Making learning visible
13:51 Talking to kids about heavy topics
20:22 Working with conservation on new galleries
28:51 Learning spaces
40:22 Kloe and Jenny’s experiences of working with learning teams
47:47 Interview with Jessica England
51:29 Review: The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture

Show Notes:
– Follow Clare on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Clare_Lawlor
– Imperial War Museums: https://www.iwm.org.uk/
– Learning with IWM: https://www.iwm.org.uk/learning
– S07E04 Working with Techs: https://thecword.show/2020/05/27/s07e04-working-with-techs/
– S09E01 Working with Front of House: https://thecword.show/2021/03/24/s09e01-working-with-front-of-house/
– S10E02 Working with Curators: https://thecword.show/2021/09/29/s10e02-working-with-curators/
– The new Holocaust galleries mentioned: https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/the-holocaust-galleries
– S02E08 Food: https://thecword.show/2017/11/29/s02e08-food/
– GEM: https://gem.org.uk/
– The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture – History, Theory, Practice: https://shop.getty.edu/products/the-conservation-of-medieval-polychrome-wood-sculpture-history-theory-practice-978-1606066553

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Clare Lawlor.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2022.

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