GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums and heritage.
Without learning, museums are just silent collections. Our museum educators bring heritage and culture to life, make it accessible and enjoyable for all and keep it relevant and evolving.
We believe that our heritage provides distinctive opportunities for learning for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and that places such as museums and historic houses can help individuals explore and make sense of the world, generate curiosity, inspire self-confidence and give visitors a sense of achievement.
We champion excellence in museums and heritage learning, believing that arts and culture organisations and the learning opportunities that they provide, can contribute to and enhance the welfare of the individual and society.
Join GEM today and together we can inspire more people through museums and heritage learning!
Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
Anyone interested in learning through museums and heritage can join GEM. Find out more about who joins up with GEM and how you can too.
Our heritage provides distinctive opportunities for learning. We aim to make that learning accessible, relevant and enjoyable to all. Read about what we do to make that happen.
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GEM membership is open to anyone interested in learning through museums and heritage and is available to individuals and institutions.
Find out more about who has overall responsibly for GEM and how we run things.
Area groups are volunteer teams of heritage learning professionals which coordinate local GEM networks and activities.