Building a Learning Legacy

This two year project, was a collaboration between GEM, GEM Cymru and CyMAL and was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.

The aim of the Building and Learning Legacy (BaLL) project was to provide practical support to museums and galleries throughout Wales by developing high quality learning and access programmes, in particular for smaller, less well resourced organisations and those without dedicated learning and access staff.

The intended outcome was to achieve a lasting legacy of material and intellectual resources to support ongoing, confident and continually improving access and learning provision in Welsh museums.   This legacy is of ongoing value and use to staff and volunteers implementing CyMAL and GEM access and learning initiatives.

This was achieved by:

  • Delivering training on the ‘core syllabus’ for entry level learning and access staff, those who are new to the museum world or new to the delivery of learning activities
  • Producing resource materials linked to the training to be available on GEM’s web site and linked to that of CyMAL
  • Developing a support network for museum staff involved in access and learning
  • Providing practical problem solving help by experienced practitioners

Read advice notes, how to guides and event notes generated by the BaLL project.

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