Our blog is written by practitioners, for practitioners, to reflect on what research into STEM engagement means for our day-to-day practice.
Last summer, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester refreshed its much-loved Textiles Gallery. In the first of two posts, Maxwell Hamilton shares how taking a science capital approach helped to inform the galleries physical aspects.
For the bank holiday weekend Scout Davies, one of our Academy Programme Leaders, headed ‘out and about’ to Battersea Park Childrens’ Zoo. Here she shares some examples of good science engagement practice from her recent trip.
To coincide with the anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions, Charlie Pike, our Learning Producer, shares how we created our Chatterbox Challenge random challenge generator to explore the theme of space in the Science Museum.
As part of the organisational change series, this post shares some of the ways we started raising awareness of, and distributing, resources around science capital research to colleagues in the Science Museum Group.
Emilia McKenzie, Digital Manager, Learning for the Science Museum Group, presented at the Museums and the Web conference in Boston in April 2019. Here she shares an abridged summary of the workshop she delivered, which focused on using digital to facilitate object engagement.
See, Link, Wonder is our simple question and discussion tool to help people to make observations and personal connections with an experience.
In February we delivered a day of activities, as part of the K+ Kings Widening Participation Programme, in the Science Museum, London, for a group of 40 young people aged 16-18. Here we share the day’s potential to highlight STEM skills and careers.
In this series we go ‘out and about’ searching for examples of good science engagement practice. In this post Maxwell Hamilton, the new Science Museum Group Academy Programme Lead for Manchester, explores Manchester Museum.
How can we build a ‘community of good practice’? This March we launched the Manchester hub of the Science Museum Group Academy, and announced our ‘Science Capital in Practice’ programme, in collaboration with Association of Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC).
Our engagement reflection points put the audience at the heart of what we do, helping us influence and shape their engagement with, and attitudes towards, science.
Part of our organisational change series, this post looks at the suite of courses and resources we developed to help communicate the science capital research and embed a science capital approach across our group of museums.
The organisational change series shares our experience and progress to date in applying and embedding a science capital approach across the Science Museum Group. This first post looks at how we began the process.