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RECORDING: Making your Museum Accessible to Low Income Families

RECORDING: Making your Museum Accessible to Low Income Families

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  • On-Demand workshop

  • 2 hours


Making your Museum Accessible to Low Income Families


In partnership with Children North East


This is a recording of a session which took place Wednesday 6 March, 10am-12.30pm

You will have access to the recording to watch and revisit until 3rd October 2024.


Do you want to understand your audiences that are experiencing poverty better? Do you need dedicated time for your staff to understand the barriers faced by those experiencing poverty to accessing cultural spaces?


About this webinar


Both Kids in Museums and Children North East will share their insights into some of the barriers faced by families experiencing poverty when it comes to connecting with cultural spaces, and why this understanding is so important for all of us in the cultural sector. 


This webinar will be led by Alison Bowyer, Executive Director of Kids in Museums, and Chloe Maclellan, Poverty Proofing Team Manager Communities, Early Years, Arts and Culture at Children North East.


They will be joined by Georgina Ascroft from Culture Hartlepool and Rebecca Maw from Jarrow Hall Anglo Saxon Farm, Village, and Bede Museum. Both Georgina and Rebecca will share some of their learning gained from the Poverty Proofing© process.


The session will help delegates to:

  • deepen their understanding of poverty in the UK
  • start to explore the connection between poverty and cultural space
  • gain insight into how poverty can impact a family’s chances of engaging with cultural places
  • think about how considerations around poverty impact on the experiences we provide to families in our own organisations.

 Take a look at the full schedule 


About the trainers

Alison is committed to Kids in Museums’ mission that all children, young people and families should be able to visit UK museums and feel welcome. Poverty is growing in prevalence as a barrier to a family museum visit and Kids in Museums wants to raise awareness about how to address this. 
Chloe is a strong advocate for positive change fuelled by community voice, working in partnership with organisations to engage in Poverty Proofing© interventions to bring about this change as well as engaging in strategic partnerships to spread awareness and understanding of Poverty in the UK. 

Who should attend?

This training is aimed at staff and leaders who work in museums, art galleries, heritage sites, and cultural and arts spaces, who are interested in developing and enriching their current offer with a better understanding of audiences experiencing poverty.

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