Case Studies

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GEM’s Case Studies is produced twice yearly in magazine format, during Spring and Autumn. Case Studies allows those working in heritage education to share examples of good practice and challenges so that others may benefit from the lessons learned.

All GEM members receive our Case Studies two weeks before they are available on our website. Case Studies will now be delivered in a digital format, but print on demand will be available.

Contribute to Case Studies

GEM produces two editions of Case Studies a year. This publication goes out to all GEM members, sharing projects and practice from across the heritage learning sector. It is a great way to shout about your work and get bitesize, inspiring updates on practice to spark ideas, solve problems and invite professional collaboration.

GEM Case Studies are themed with previous editions having included GEM projects, museums and schools partnerships and Access and Inclusion.

GEM Case Studies #28, Young People

Young people have been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including having both their formal and informal learning interrupted. As we consider the future of learning within museums, heritage and cultural settings it is essential to explore how we include young people in what we do and how we engage them in a ‘post-COVID’ world. Meeting young people where they are and creating a space for them to learn can challenge our practices and provoke us to re-examine what we consider to be ‘best practice’.

This edition will seek to highlight examples of successful learning and engagement opportunities for young people in museums, heritage sites and cultural settings, as well as creating space to reflect on what we can do better. Case Studies #28 intends to showcase best practice in working with young people across the board, including; formal and informal learning, placements, qualifications, and investing in co-production with young people.

Case Studies #28 is now closed for submissions, and due to be published December 2021.

Case Studies #29

Case Studies #29 is due to be published in Spring 2022, details TBC. Submissions are not yet open for this publication, please email for more details.


Case Studies Suggestions: Friday, 4 February 2022.
Contributors Notified: Friday, 11 February 2022.
Case Studies Article Submissions: Monday, 7 March 2022
Publication: Spring 2022.

Case Studies Archive

Case Studies #10
Case Studies #11
Case Studies #12
Case Studies #13
Case Studies #14
Case Studies #15
Case Studies #16, Museums and Schools Working Together
Case Studies #17
Case Studies #18
Case Studies #19
Case Studies #20
Case Studies #21
Case Studies #22
Case Studies #23
Case Studies #24, Access and Inclusion
Case Studies #25, Early Years
Case Studies #26, Remote Learning

Sponsoring a Case Studies
If you are interested in sponsoring Case Studies with your own special edition, please contact GEM by email at or phone 01634 816 280.

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