In the webinar, Jenny will share her experiences of involving the local maker community and creative partners in activities at the Chester Beatty Library. She will inform the participants how they can adapt the principles at their own institutions to create exciting and engaging exhibitions and projects. The aim of the project is to open up the traditionally “closed museums” to existing and new audiences.
Jenny gained her experience of having makers in residence when the Chester Beatty Library took part in the EU-funded projects Creative Museum (2014-2017) and is taking part in the Making Museum (2017-2019) under the Erasmus+ programme. The partnership explores and shares how to interpret museum objects in a creative, experimental way while developing new skills for museum staff. These new skills, in-turn, are factored into museum programmes and established as a means to build capacity with hard-to-reach audiences.