Posts by venue: Shipley Art Gallery

Trains, boats and dragons: some of our latest adventures in museums

As part of our research into Exhibition Explorers we’ve been chatting to some parents about their experiences of the ‘Family Adventure’ aspect of the project. This is where families are encouraged to visit a cultural venue between sessions, and bring… Read more

What ever happened to Saltwell Park Museum? (Part 1)

“Museums are most attractive when they, so to speak, are emerging from the egg. Upon reaching maturity they tend to magnificence and an awe inspiring plenitude of knowledge which causes one to surrender one’s superiority complex along with one’s umbrella”.… Read more

The Exhibition Explorers’ latest adventures

Exhibition Explorers is now midway through. We’re having a fascinating time exploring museums and galleries from toddlers’ perspectives. Between sessions, everyone’s been embarking on a ‘Family Adventure’ and coming back with tales of what they discover. We add these to… Read more

Little details: big impact – a closer look at family museum experiences

A key part of Exhibition Explorers at the Shipley has been exploring the gallery environment with the children. Hopefully over the course of the project all the grown ups involved – both parents and staff – will understand better what a… Read more

Exhibition Explorers: five surprising discoveries for the grown-ups!

The second Exhibition Explorers session took place earlier this month. We were delighted that so many of the families returned with their completed ‘Family Adventure’ page, sharing their experience of visiting a museum or gallery since the previous session. You… Read more