Design & Interpretation for today’s museums
Tuesday 17th May and Wednesday 18th May 2016
Sunne Room, Commissioner’s House,
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
This tailor made two day training event offers delegates the opportunity to understand on day 1, the principles and practice of good interpretation and design and on day 2, receive one to one advice from design professionals on a specific piece of work in progress. To benefit from this event, delegates must commit to attending both days.
Delegates are asked to bring a laptop with a project or piece of work you would like support and advice to improve or complete. Please inform us of any software that you are using so we can prepare in advance.
Tuesday 17th May 2016 - Day 1
10am: Arrival and Registration
10.30am: Welcome - overview of the day and warm-up, Kate Measures, Heritage Insider
10.40am: Design – the first steps
11am: Know what you want and be in charge
11.30am: Tea Break
11.45am: Pub quiz - the truth about how people really use design
Multiple choice quiz drawing from research into how people use design
12.15pm: Review of the morning
1.30pm: Welcome back- warm-up
1.45pm: Whose rights? First introduction to copyright issues
2.05pm: Tea Break
2.15pm: Display & design through conservation & care of the object, Emily Nisbet-Hawkins, Preventive Conservation Officer for Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway, South East Museum Development Programme
3.45pm: Reflection on Day 1 - any questions or ideas
Wednesday 18th May 2016 - Day 2
10am: Arrival and Registration
10.20am: Welcome back - overview of the day and warm-up
10.30am: The good, the bad and the ugly – interactive voting session looking at examples of design from the museum and heritage world. Putting into practice things they have learnt about design on day 1
11am: Case study: ‘Object in Focus’ loan programme demonstrating the A to Z of the design process, Stewart Leather, Graphic Designer, Horniman Museum
11.55am: Tea Break
12.10pm: Using Adobe graphic design software, Matthew Stevens, Abingdon County Hall Museum
12.50pm: Review of the morning
1.40pm: Welcome back - introduction to the afternoon session, Sarah Corn, Museum Development Officer
1.45pm: Putting it into practice - Delegates develop a project they need to improve/complete. Delegates have been advised in advance to bring a laptop with their project and inform us of any software using
2.45pm: Tea Break
3pm: Putting it into practice – finishing off
3.15pm: Evaluating designs – thinking about user testing during the design process to help refine designs and use resources wisely. Intro slides then small group activity to discuss how they can test the designs they have been working on.
3.40pm: Writing mini action plans – delegates reflect on the two days and the things they need to do back at their museum or to continue their learning journey
3.50pm: Reflection on Day 2 - evaluation of training programme, any final questions, Kate Measures, Heritage Insider
Joanna Low, Museum Development Officer, South East Museum Development Programme
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