Join us on 28 May #EdSkillsShare to celebrate the launch of SHARE’s updated Evaluation Toolkit for Museums.

Published last week to rave reviews, we will use the toolkit as a base for this session on Evaluation. Bring your comments and questions to the discussion hosted by Kathy Moore from SHARE Museums East joined by GEM East Area Reps Alison Giles and Llewela Selfridge and Harriet Foster author of the new toolkit.

Some of you may know Harriet’s original Toolkit, published in 2008 as part of the Renaissance programme, before the days of Museum Development as we now know it. For those of you who like acronyms SHARE began life as Support, Help and Advice, Renaissance East. Now SHARE Museums East (known to its friends as SHARE), it is the Museum Development Programme for Beds, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Norfolk & Suffolk. Kathy specialises in supporting museums’ work with Audiences and Learning and is a member of the SHARE team who are hosted by Norfolk Museums Service, a service of Norfolk County Council. She is also Vice Chair of GEM

The two GEM East Area Reps  are Alison Giles and Llewela Selfridge. Alison works in two museums in Cambridgeshire. She is a Learning Coordinator at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, one of the University of Cambridge museums and is the one of two paid members of staff at Burwell Museum and Windmill. She is secretary of CHEG (Cambs Heritage Engagement Group) and until last year, a trustee of GEM.

Llewela has worked in museums and learning for over 30 years locally. Based at Duxford, she was the lead for the national schools and family programmes for the Imperial War Museums. She is now free-lancing specialising in Learning, Audience development and Evaluation. A trustee for The Stained Glass Museum in Ely, she is also a GEM area rep. with Alison.

Harriet Foster has been a freelance Evaluation expert since 2011, and before that worked for five years as the Evaluation Officer for Renaissance East. She has worked with museums and other heritage organisations of all sizes and backgrounds over the years and has trained hundreds of people on evaluation techniques. She was previously the Co-Chair of the Hub Evaluation Network, a national group of professionals working in the field of audience research and evaluation.


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