Initiative publications

These reports share some of the thinking, learning and outcomes of the programme, and provide context for the resources on this website.

Our Museum: what happened next? (double page layout)
Review of organisations that took part in the Our Museum programme two years after its close by Project Director, Piotr Bienkowski, sharing further learning about embedding participatory practice in museums and galleries (October 2018)

Our Museum: what happened next? (single page layout)
Review of organisations that took part in the Our Museum programme two years after its close by Project Director, Piotr Bienkowski, sharing further learning about embedding participatory practice in museums and galleries (October 2018)

Our Museum Influence: Summary Report
Report by ERS that assesses the wider influence of the Our Museum programme and its outputs, including emerging learning on how to conduct an effective influencing strategy (October 2018)

Our Museum Influence: Summary Report (infographic)
Visual summary based on report by ERS that assesses the wider influence of the Our Museum programme and its outputs, including emerging learning on how to conduct an effective influencing strategy (October 2018)

Our Museum Report (double page layout)

Final report (double page layout) by Project Director, Piotr Bienkowski, focussing on how to embed community participation from lessons learned through the Our Museum programme (April 2016)

Our Museum Report (single page layout)

Final report (single page layout) by Project Director, Piotr Bienkowski, focussing on how to embed community participation from lessons learned through the Our Museum programme (April 2016)

Our Museum Final Evaluation (full)

Final evaluation (full) report by independent consultants (June 2016)

Our Museum Final Evaluation (summary)

Final evaluation (summary) report by independent consultants (June 2016)

Review of ways of working in Our Museum

Reflections on how the programme worked by independent consultant (June 2016)

Our Museum, emerging learning

Interim report by Project Director, Piotr Bienkowski, on emerging learning from the Our Museum programme (November 2014)

A five-year perspective from a critical friend

Bernadette Lynch’s follow-up to her 2011 Whose Cake is it Anyway? report, exploring the progress made by the organisations after the first two years of the Our Museum programme (February 2015)

Whose cake is it anyway, report

Bernadette Lynch’s report on a collaborative investigation into engagement and participation in 12 UK museums and galleries (April 2011)

Is Revisiting Collections working? Summary

Summary report by Caroline Reed on whether Revisiting Collections’ focus on engaging people directly with collections has helped to deliver active participation and change organisations (March 2013)

Is Revisiting Collections working? Full report

Caroline Reed’s full report on whether Revisiting Collections’ focus on engaging people directly with collections has helped deliver active participation and change organisations (March 2013)

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