Audiences Day for the ITP (Huyam Khalid, ITP 2018, Sudan)
I am Huyam Khalid from Sudan, ITP fellow 2018, and an archaeologist and curator at Sudan National Museum. First I would like to thank the ITP team for their efforts and for these useful sessions and training. They always do their best to help us to achieve our goals.
I am writing a blog about our day on Wednesday last week (18 July), which had a focus on Audiences with colleagues from the British Museum Department of Learning and National Partnerships.
I would like to start with the first session, which was about Interpretation, held by Stuart Frost. This helped me in understanding exactly what interpretation is: its definition, aims and purpose. It is one of the main reasons for an exhibition’s success. Actually, when the interpretation is designed to be interesting it can attract more audiences and it can be accessible to all ages. I really liked the techniques used in the evaluation process for audiences.
I would like to mention that the activity we did about the methods used to help audiences (all ages, nationalities) was very creative. It focused on obstacles that can be faced by visitors.
Then the next session was Schools and Young Audiences with Martin Payne, who explained about museum learning and methods used these groups. There was also a session about Adult Programmes with Freddie Matthews, who talked about British Museum programming including film screenings, painting exhibitions and workshops.
Finally, there was a session about Community Partnerships with Harvinder Bahra. She has an amazing catchy way of presenting and she made all us interact about the meaning of community, obstacles stopping visitors from visiting museums and how to build a bond between the community and museums.
So here you are: my blog of 18 July 2018 about the ITP at the British Museum. Waiting for more and more useful sessions!