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With over 10 years experience in museums and academic research Dr Alexandra Reynolds holds an AHRC funded PhD exploring digital co-creation in museums and is Collections and Engagement Officer for the Heritage Lottery funded Our Museum project at Poole Museums.
Alex has published widely on museum co-creation and most recently led the successful collaborative development of the interpretation plan for the Our Museum project Development Phase.
This role offered the opportunity to co-develop interpretation and exhibition plans for 3 new maritime galleries at Poole Museum with staff, volunteers, students, visitors and community groups; placing the community at the heart of the development process to ensure a truly engaging, reflective and useful design for the new museum space.
Co-creating the Museum Apace: Of, By and For the Public
Our Museum project aims to put the local community at the heart of Poole Museum, creating a truly engaging, reflective and useful new museum space for existing and target audiences through a range of co-curated interventions.
At the beginning of the Our Museum Delivery phase, this talk reflects back on the fundamentally collaborative process used to develop the exhibition and interpretation of three new maritime galleries at Poole Museum, and the role of this methodology in sustainably growing and diversifying audiences.