About

About Us

Thinking Museum was established in 2013 by Claire Bown as a company offering museum education services and programmes to museums, individuals and business.

We are passionate about creating museum experiences that are engaging, fun and educational.

We design and deliver high quality and innovative private and family tours that offer you a unique way to get acquainted with Amsterdam’s cultural heritage. Our aim is always to re-think the traditional tour: we want to engage visitors in conversation about museums and the works of art or objects we are exploring together.

Our corporate team-building workshops offer a different museum experience customised to suit your budget and requirements. Central to our corporate workshops are activities using thinking routines from Visible Thinking to help foster critical thinking and creativity skills whilst discussing art and museum objects.

We also regularly run in-house and open Visible Thinking workshops and training sessions on how to use Visible Thinking with art and museum objects.

In summary, we are dedicated to promoting engagement and curiosity in the museum through our tours, workshops and training sessions.

Our Vision

Our Vision Thinking Museum was established in 2013 by Claire Bown as a company offering museum education services and programmes to museums, individuals and business. We are passionate about creating museum experiences that are engaging, fun and educational. We design and deliver high quality and innovative private and family tours that offer you a unique way to get acquainted with Amsterdam’s cultural heritage. Our aim […]

Our Team

We are an enthusiastic and passionate group of educators, art historians, facilitators and professionals working together to create museum experiences that are engaging, fun and educational. Below you will find information about the ‘thinkers’ that make up our team.  

Articles

Recent Articles Guest post on Museum Questions blog ‘Field Trips that Teach Thinking Skills’  Think Katink, Mompreneur Monday Interview Article on Amsterdam Mamas website about ‘Stories Around the World’ ‘Programme for International Schools at the Tropenmuseum’ Master of Museology Thesis ‘See-Think-Wonder: Integrating Thinking Routines into an International Primary School Programme at the Tropenmuseum’ Contact us for a copy.  Interview on […]

Projects by Thinking Museum

For a full list of current and recent projects, please click here. Projects Van Gogh Museum January 2015 Advanced Visible Thinking training for the museum docents and education team of the Van Gogh Museum Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar December 2014 Visible Thinking training for the museum docents and education team of the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar Visible […]