FREEDOM TO EXPLORE – Engaging Under 5’s in Museums and Heritage Spaces
TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2017 HULL CITY HALL 9.30am (registration) – 4.30pm

Posted: 25th August 2017

Humber Museums Partnership - FREEDOM TO EXPLORE – Engaging Under 5’s in Museums and Heritage Spaces

This free conference, produced by the Humber Museums Partnership and supported by Arts Council England, will explore how Under 5s and families engage with cultural environments and what the sector can do to develop and improve its offer.

Aimed at all those working with Under 5s either within museums, galleries and other cultural and heritage organisations or early years settings, this diverse and inspiring programme will feature key-note speakers, research presentation, panel discussions, case studies from Under 5s specialists and a range of practical workshops.

Freedom to Explore will focus on three core themes and delegates will be able to select from a number of sessions offered within each theme:

  • How Under 5s Experience Cultural Spaces

– Understanding development and learning in early years

– How do Under 5s experience museums and cultural venues?

– Developing inspiring spaces for Under 5s on a budget

Speakers and session leaders include Dr Abi Hackett – Manchester Metropolitan University, Education and Social Research Institute, Kelly Wainwright, Curator – Burton Constable Hall & Gardens and Esther Hallberg, Under 5s & Families Programme Developer – Hull Museums

  • Delivering Cultural Programming for Early Years and Families

– Interpreting museum & art collections for Under 5s and families

– Working with Artists and Under 5s

– Delivering sustainable Under 5s creative programmes

Speakers and sessions leaders to include Lisa Ford, Learning Officer – The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, Lucy Rose – Under 5s Learning Co-ordinator, East Riding of Yorkshire Museum Service, IVE (formerly CAPE UK), Vanessa Lappin – Under 5s Learning Officer, North Lincolnshire Museums and artist Claire West.

  • Reaching Out to Under 5s and Family Audiences

– Improving access for families with children under 5

– Delivering on social impact agendas

– Reaching out to Under 5s audiences – marketing and partnerships

Speakers and sessions leaders include Kids in Museums, the Humber Museums Partnership and The Audience Agency

BOOK NOW and don’t miss this opportunity to learn from existing sector expertise, to share ideas, network and to find out how you can develop, engage and inspire tomorrow’s audience, today.