Case Studies

Just Released: GEM Case Studies #28 on Young People

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.

Case Studies #28 Additional Credits:

Page 18: Green Top Circus Performing at the Youth Arts Festival © JMA Photography
Page 19: The SEND Pit Pony Workshop © JMA Photography

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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 #29, Health and Wellbeing

Engagement with museums, heritage sites and other arts and culture organisations has been linked to improved health and wellbeing outcomes for visitors. Studies commissioned by the DCMS, Heritage Alliance, Arts Council and other sector organisations have particularly highlighted benefits for children’s social development, memory function in older age, and wellbeing improvements in adults. Art Fund’s Wellbeing report reveals that people who visit museums and galleries report a greater sense of satisfaction with their lives than those who have never visited.

This issue will seek to highlight examples of sustainable learning and engagement opportunities within museums, heritage sites and cultural settings that seek to improve health and wellbeing for visitors. As we step out into a world permanently changed by a global health crisis, it is crucial that our sector rises to the challenge of helping to transform people’s health, wellbeing and outcomes for the better. Featured Case Studies will provide inspiration, motivation and key learning takeaways for other sector organisations seeking to explore this opportunity, as well as creating space to reflect on what we can do better.

We thank the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) for their input and support for this issue of the GEM Case Studies.

Submissions for GEM Case Studies #29 Suggestions are now closed.


Case Studies Suggestions: Friday, 4 March 2022.
Contributors Notified: Friday, 11 March 2022.
Case Studies Article Submissions: Monday, 7 April 2022
Publication: Spring/Summer 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
Case Studies #27, Creating Community Partnerships
Case Studies #28, Young People

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

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