Enriching Collections 3: Critical Conversations - Co-curating with communit...

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Lancashire Conservation Studios

Lancashire County Museum Service

St Mary's Street

Preston

PR1 5LN

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Led by Verity Smith, this workshop is designed to build confidence and skills in working with communities. It will include:

  • How to run focus groups and understand what visitors want
  • What does co-production look like on a small scale?
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners
  • Capturing oral histories

The workshop will provide delegates with practical skills and guidance on how to work with communities to tell new stories. The case studies featured will look at representing and providing a voice to different audiences, and how to do this effectively with limited time and resources.

Verity Smith has worked for several national and local authority museums within the fields of collections research, exhibition and interpretation, community engagement and volunteer management over the last 11 years. A graduate of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, Verity has regularly returned to the department since gaining her MA in 2012 as a visiting lecturer, teaching on the Histories and Heritage module. Since 2018, Verity has worked as a Freelance Museum Curator and Writer. She is the current Chair of the Social History Curators Group and represents the network on the Subject Specialist Network (SSNs) Consortium.

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Lancashire Conservation Studios

Lancashire County Museum Service

St Mary's Street

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PR1 5LN

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