Engaging Younger Audiences – a one day MDEM symposium
Attracting, engaging and retaining young audiences in museums is a challenge faced across the sector. This free one-day event led by Museum Development East Midlands will provide a chance to share our experiences, learn from others and get up to date with regional and national initiatives.
The day will include:
- Practical sessions looking at different approaches and resources
- Speakers from local, regional and national organisations working to engage young people in their heritage and history
- Questions, discussion and debate
- Sessions led by young people
The event will be a mixture of key-note speakers and practical workshops thoughout the day. Refreshments and a networking lunch is included.
Confirmed speakers include:
- MDEM – what’s happened and where next
- FOCUS Leicester – Young people active as heritage volunteers
- Kids in Museums – progress so far and how to get involved
- Sandford Award
- Mystery Shopper – what we’ve learnt
- The Mighty Creatives – Arts Award in museums
- Heritage in the counties (Heritage Forums and Lincolnshire Heritage etc.)
- Practical ideas for supporting formal learning (University of Nottingham Museum; DH Lawrence Birthplace; Rushden Transport TBC)
- Leicester Arts & Museums – NPOs and young people
Who should attend:
This symposium is aimed at all of those working or volunteering in museums in the East Midlands who wish to develop their audience reach and engagement with younger people.
Priority booking will be given to delegates from Accredited Museums or those working towards Accreditation status within the East Midlands.
By attending MDEM training you are agreeing to the MDEM terms and conditions of engagement, including allowing any images of the day to be used by MDEM and providing feedback where appropriate. Click here to see the full T & C’s.