Museum Learning Conference 2016
Challenge, context, content: schools, museums and the national curriculum

Museum Learning Conference 2016 - Friday, 1 July 2016 from 10:00 to 15:30 |  ML Agenda 1 July 2016


Are you in a school or a museum responding to the new national curriculum?
Last year we surveyed the secondary curriculum changes.  Our findings can be summed up as: more challenge, more context, more content.


We hope you will join us at our Museum Learning conference on the 1st July 2016 to go deeper and explore:

  • What are the opportunities offered by the new secondary curriculum?
  • What can we learn from primary school examples?
  • Where now for partnerships between schools and museums?


Nicky Morgan of Arts Council England is going to share some of their recent research into Museum Learning and the Cultural Education Challenge. Sandra Stancliffe from Historic England will be speaking about the award-winning Heritage Schools initiative and we will hear from the  "My Primary School Is a Museum" project. Gina Axford, Head of English at The Langley Academy will share her experience of how museum resources are helping her with the new GCSE curriculum.

The breakout sessions will include speed consultation, art and astrophysics, moving stories, tips from the classroom, and practical object handling.
The day will be chaired by Lord Bichard. We will be joined by the academy's Museum Council students who will make sure we are asking the right questions.