Loneliness

Our inaugural MAP meeting took place on Monday 25 September, 2017 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Over forty participation professionals joined the MAP team to explore the theme of Loneliness.

Programme:

Registration and Networking
Participants were be invited to write their responses to these two questions:
– What does loneliness mean to you?
– When was the last time you felt lonely?

Housekeeping
Ruth Dewa-Ayu, Assistant Programme Manager, Adult Learning (Community), V&A

Welcome
Poppy Szaybo, Co-Founder, Director MAP and Independent Consultant

Introduction to the Museums and Participation Network
Deanne Naula, Co-Founder, MAP Core Team and Science Museum

Loneliness
Jo-Anne Sunderland-Bowe, MAP Core Team and Heritec

Presentations
– Sandra Peaty, Head of Education, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
– Dr Dominique Bouchard, Head of Learning, National Army Museum
– Joe Sullivan, Heritage Outreach Officer, RAF Museum

Provocations
– Jeremy Kimmel, Audience Development Manager, Tunbridge Wells Museum
– Eleanor Lanyon, Youth and Community Engagement Officer, Wellcome Collection

Breakout Sessions: ‘Loneliness Surgery’
Chaired by:
– Sandra Shakespeare, Clore Fellow – Archives┬áConsortium,┬áCommunity Outreach Officer, The National Archives
– Tamsin Russell, Professional Development Officer at Museums Association
– Jeremy Kimmel, Audience Development Manager, Tunbridge Wells Museum

Reflections, Group Discussion, Feedback
Deanne Naula, Co-Founder, MAP Core Team and Science Museum

Closing Remarks and Next Meetings 2017-2018
Poppy Szaybo, Co-Founder, MAP Director, Independent Consultant

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