2 Table of L&I achievements against V&A objectives 5
3 Individual Department reports 7
3.1 L&I Management 7
3.2 Access, Social Inclusion and Community Diversity 7
3.2.1 South Asian Programme 7
3.2.2 Chinese programme 8
3.2.3 Black Heritage 9
3.2.4 Intercultural 10
3.2.5 Language and Literacy 11
3.2.6 Social Inclusion 11
3.2.7 Disability 12
3.2.8 Inspired By … 13
3.2.9 Work with the Museum of Childhood and the Theatre Museum 14
3.2.10 Strategic Work on Access, Inclusion and Diversity within the V&A 14
3.2.11 Staff 15
3.2.12 Finance 15
3.2.13 Next Year 15
3.3 Learning Services 16
3.3.1 Learning Administration Team 16
3.3.2 Adult Learning Team 17
3.3.3 Families & Young People’s Team 20
3.3.4 Family programme 21
3.3.5 The Activity Cart 21
3.3.6 Activity Back-Packs 21
3.3.7 Special events for families 21
3.3.8 Young People's programme 23
3.3.9 Formal Education Team 24
3.3.10 Schools Service 26
3.4 Gallery Interpretation, Evaluation and Resources 34
3.4.1 Gallery Interpretation 34
3.4.2 Resource Centre 34
3.5 Systems and Administration 36
3.6 On-line Museum 36
3.6.1 Content development 37
3.6.2 Secondee scheme 37
3.6.3 New site design 38
3.6.4 Site usage 38
3.6.5 Services to the V&A 41
3.6.6 Services outside the V&A 41
3.6.7 Research and development 41
3.6.8 Staff 41
3.7 Services to the V&A 41
3.8 Support for L&I Work 42
3.9 Regional Work 42
3.10 International Work 42
4 Appendices 43
4.1 Publications 43
4.2 Professional lectures and conference papers 43
4.3 Audience research reports 44
4.4 Other professional activities 45
4.5 Professional lectures and conference papers 45
4.6 Other Professional Activities 45
This report provides a summary of the activities of the Learning and Interpretation Division over the year. The quantitative and qualitative data it contains can be compared with that of previous years to identify trends.
Highlights of the year include:
The education programmes for the exhibition, The Adventures of Hamza and the London Mela.
A major anonymous £4 million donation was obtained for the Education Centre.
Focusing on people and service:
Build the organisational identity across all V&A museums (including the Online Museum) and communicate it with clarity and confidence through all that we do.
Secure funding for Learning History Online.
Develop Intellectual Agenda.
Secure funding for the Museum of Childhood Phase II Development.
Funding was sought but not yet obtained. Most, if not all, funding was obtained for MOC.
Sustain high numbers of visitors and increase the diversity of our users.
Museum-wide development of Access, Inclusion and Diversity strategy.
Access, Inclusion and Diversity presentation to Strategy Management Board in June 2003.
Target events and promotion at identified audience groups whom the V&A is particularly well-placed to serve or who are currently under-represented.
Sustain and develop work with culturally diverse communities and people with disabilities. Initiate work with the Socially marginalised.
Presentation of Disability Action Plan in March 2004; work with South Asian community alongside Adventure of Hamza & Chinese festival , and expanded Black Heritage programme. Launch of Social inclusion programme and work with World in the East End Gallery, Museum of Childhood.
Understand the needs of people in our various target audiences.
Enhancing access to the collections:
Continue to develop the Online Museum and individual museum websites as rich resources for information and learning.
Increase usage of the V&A website
Funding and launch of Every Object Tells a Story.
Consolidating our national and international role:
Agree a Regional Policy that builds on current good practice and supports the Government’s Renaissance in the Regions project.
Increase the V&A’s regional audience (that is, outside London and the South East of England) through:
Every Object Tells a Story
DCMS funding obtained for Image and Identity and Every Object Tells a Story.
Maintain and develop our partnership with the Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust through exhibitions and sharing expertise.