Venue: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Tutors: Eileen Clegg and Cat Holt

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Spend a weekend in Chatham exploring museum exhibitions, learning how they are created and then make a mini-version of your own exhibition. Participants will gain an appreciation for what goes into to creating an exhibition and will learn how to critically evaluate museum displays. You'll never look at a museum the same way again!

On Saturday, see the amazing discoveries that have recently been made on the wreck site of HMS Invincible at an innovative museum exhibition. Learn about museum exhibition design techniques and what goes into making a good exhibition. You'll then have the opportunity to evaluate the exhibition and be contribute to the final project evaluation report completed by the Museum of the Royal Navy.

On Sunday, participants will learn more about the nuts and bolts of creating a museum exhibition and will then have the option to put their new museum design and evaluation skills into practice at the Making a Mini-Museum course. Participants can have an exhibition topic in mind or there will be real artefacts available to use for inspiration.

WHO'S IT FOR?
This in-person course is for anyone interested in shipwrecks, artefacts, museum design, artefacts, shipwrecks or who is interested in sharing stories about shipwrecks through artefacts and innovative museum design.

NAS Credit Allocation:

5 credits will be awarded to NAS members 

PARTICIPANTS WILL COMPLY WITH OUR COVID POLICY WHICH CAN BE READ HERE.

WHO IS TEACHING THE COURSE?

Eileen Clegg is the Community Archaeology Producer for the National Museum of the Royal Navy. She is the creator of the Diving Deep exhibition about HMS Invincible.

Cost:

NAS members £100 per day. Includes all day entry to the Historic Dockyard.
Non-NAS members £140 per day (although as NAS membership starts at £12, you're better off becoming a member and getting the discount rate immediately!) Includes all day entry to the Historic Dockyard.

Please note Timetable is provisional and may be subject to change

Saturday 2nd April 2022

09.30  arrive and Covid testing

10.00  How the exhibition was designed and implemented (including challenges of covid)

11.00  Free time to visit the exhibition and fill in the evaluation form

12.00  Guided walk through the exhibition explaining some of the techniques and methods used

13.00  Lunch/time to explore the rest of the museum

14.00  Discussion time about evaluating museums

15.00  Tour of permanent Invincible exhibition from first wreck excavation

16.00  Free time to explore the rest of the museum

17.00  Museum closes/end of day

Sunday 3rd April 2022

09.30   Arrive and Covid testing

10.00   Introductions

10.10   Planning new displays and exhibitions

10.30   Interpretive Master Plan

11.00   Practical One

11.15   Tea break

11.30   Concept design

12.15   Content development

13.15   Lunch