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Elaine Richmond is the Community Partnerships and Events Manager at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. Elaine is responsible for delivery of Bradford Science Festival, which has been running annually since 2017.
The festival aims to engage families with science, technology, engineering and maths and works with partners across the city to bring an exciting programme to not only the Museum but to shopping centres and other public space. Elaine has worked in museums for more than 20 years working with many different audiences and communities.
An ‘open for all’ approach to digital learning
One of the Science Museum Group’s five core values is to ensure we are ‘Open for All’. This underpins our working practices and is embedded into everything we do. We are committed to ensuring that all people, be they our colleagues or the millions of people who visit our sites or engage with us online, see our museums and sites as places for them. We are informed by science capital research and our Access and Equity Frameworks which identify the barriers to engagement which exist within STEM, help us to challenge inequalities, create content that is accessible, and offer spaces where everyone can feel they belong. How can we apply these principles to an online learning offer, and what does ‘open for all’ digital learning look like?