Case Studies

Just Released: GEM Case Studies #26 on Remote Learning!

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 #27, Creating Community Partnerships

Learning within museums, heritage and cultural settings has gone beyond programming for communities to programming with communities; from start to finish. The events of 2020 including the Covid-19 pandemic and multiple lockdowns have illustrated the importance of community and local connections.

As communities shift, grow, change and evolve, so must museums, heritage and cultural institutions and focus on developing learning programmes that reflect changing demographics and involve under-represented groups. This edition will include multi-generational examples of community engagement from early years to older people; drawing inspiration from the GEM-supported Museums Association Manifesto for Learning and Engagement.


Case Studies Suggestions: Friday, 5 February 2021
Contributors Notified: Friday, 12 February 2021
Case Studies Article Submissions: Friday, 5 March 2021
Publication: April 2021

Submissions are now closed for Case Studies Vol 27, Creating Community Partnerships.

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

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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