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For practical advice when setting up your own dance project in a museum or heritage site

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An adult and a child work together to engage with a museum exhibition

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Creating Family Friendly Interpretation

Kids in Museums and Sarah Shaw (Director of Museum Tales Ltd)

Top tips for creating accessible family friendly text and panels in your museum or heritage site. Photograph by Msc1photography for Kids in Museums.

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A group of children gather around a table displaying self-guided resources for families in a museum

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Creating Self-Guided Resources for Families

Kids in Museums and Sarah Shaw (Director of Museum Tales Ltd)

Top tips for creating self-guided resources for children and families at your museum or heritage site. Photograph by Stephen Garnett for Kids in Museums

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An illustration of a pink woolly mammoth with large curling white tusks surrounded by a group of excited children and their families.

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Kids In Museums

14/12/22

The Kids in Museums mission is to work with museums nationwide to make them more welcoming of children, young people and families. Since they were founded in 2003, they have led significant change in the museum and heritage sector, with family friendliness and the active involvement of young people becoming central to many organisations. They support and champion family friendly organisations all over England and Wales through a range of simple, but powerful programmes (including Takeover Days), the majority of which are free of charge to access.

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Logo for GEM - the Group for Education in Museums - with bold red writing on a white background.

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GEM - The Group for Education in Museums

14/12/22

GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums, heritage and cultural settings. The Group for Education in Museums (GEM) was founded in 1948, and strives to support and empower our community of colleagues to connect and learn together. Our vision is of a connected and equipped community of people enabling learning across museum, heritage and cultural settings, creating inspiring experiences, relevant for everyone; that promote equality – transform and enrich lives.

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SEND in Museums Advocacy Film

SEND in Museums

A ten minute advocacy film showing the reason why children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) should be welcomed in museums and galleries.

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Get Dancing Evaluation

Ruth Melville, Ben Morgan, Rebecca Ranson

An evaluation of Showtown's 'Get Dancing' project delivered from 2020-2022, through which they worked with community arts organisation, LeftCoast and local dance collective, House of Wingz, to bring together communities from all over the world to create a brand new social dance, inspired by a long tradition of novelty dances in Blackpool.