Week 3 – Can you be too supportive? – Team CASPA

One of the disadvantages of volunteering in different roles at different museums is you sometimes get a clash of dates. Week 3 of Team CASPA finds me heading off to South London for an Access Advisory Group meeting at the Horniman Museum rather than heading to the Museum of London archive. I am anxious about … [Read more…]

Week 1 – Unicorns and Mermaids – Team CASPA – the pre-visit, volunteering at the Museum of London

Here we go, Week 1. I can’t believe we are ready to get this project off the ground. I am volunteering on a new project at the Museum of London archive working with Adam Corsini, Collections Manager, and a group of young people from CASPA, a charity that supports children, young people and families affected … [Read more…]

Why and How? 2017 – Engaging children with special educational needs in creative experiences and making art, Royal Academy, March

I can’t believe it is my third time returning to the Why and How seminar at the Royal Academy. Always a highlight in my year, it is a day dedicated to sharing best practice and ideas on engaging children with special educational needs in creative experiences and making art. Molly Bretton, the Access and Communities … [Read more…]

Sensory Backpacks for the Visually Impaired – a case study from the V&A with Abigail Hirsch

  Launched in August 2015, the Curious Ceramics backpack is the V&A’s first backpack aimed at children with visual impairments. The V&A offer a number of backpacks for families, but for this special sensory version they worked in close collaboration with Sense, the national deafblind charity, and Abigail Hirsch an artist and an educator with … [Read more…]