NWFed In Conversation: Co-production & Working with Communities

NWFed In Conversation: Co-production & Working with Communities

Actions and Detail Panel

£20

Date and time

Location

People's History Museum

Left Bank

Manchester

M3 3ER

United Kingdom

View map

Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

How North West museums are working with communities, with a range of new case studies and speakers including Professor Richard Sandell

About this event

At this one-day conference for NWFed members at the People’s History Museum (#Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 finalist and Activist Museum 2021-22 Winner) in Manchester we will discuss the ways in which museums in the North West are working with communities. It is no longer enough to simply produce programming for our communities. We now aspire to include groups and individuals in the creation of museum content whenever possible. Throughout the region there are excellent examples of such co-produced practice, and we're delighted to be showcasing seven North West case studies. We’ll also be holding our brief AGM during the day.

Speakers and case studies will include:

Professor Richard Sandell, Director of Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, University of Leicester, and author of Museum Activism (Museum Meanings).

Zofia Kufeldt from People's History Museum on their co-produced exhibition Migration: A Human Story, plus a curator's tour of the exhibition

lmperial War Museum and Manchester Jewish Museum on their Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme in Greater Manchester

The Walker Art Gallery on Colonial Legacies of the Liverpool Sandbach Family, a community-led research and display development project

Pete Gardom from thisgreatadventure on Fleetwood Museum's community-based digital storytelling and location-based trails project, Finding Fleetwood

National Museums Liverpool and Migrant Artist Mutual Aid on Meet Me at the River, a co-produced exhibition on the legacies of historic slavery

Shanna Lennon from National Lottery Heritage Fund on why co-production is a strength from a funder's perspective and its new Dynamic Collections campaign supporting museums to work more collaboratively with their collections

Speakers will reflect on their experiences, including:

The successes or benefits of their projects for the museum, the individuals or groups involved, and wider society.

The challenges and how they were overcome.

Who is driving the change in approach towards co-production?

Advice for colleagues new to the process.

When do co-production approaches work best? And when do more conventional delivery styles work better?

This event costs £20 (to cover catering costs) for all NWFed members (and those who work in NWFed member museums). Find out how to join us as an individual member for just £12 per year (£5 students) here. People’s History Museum is easily accessible by public transport and is fully accessible. Full details of how to book will be available soon – please keep an eye on our website or follow us on Twitter @NWFED

If you would like to talk to us about your access needs for this event, please email us at info@nwfed.org.uk

Image credit: Copyright People's History Museum

NWFed In Conversation: Co-production & Working with Communities image

Share with friends

Save This Event

Event Saved