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VISIBLE THINKING IN THE MUSEUM

Visible Thinking (VT) is an approach to teaching and learning that offers opportunities to develop thinking dispositions such as curiosity, understanding and a creative mindset. Originally developed for classroom use, Claire Bown, founder of Thinking Museum has successfully adapted elements of VT for use in museum programmes and developed the first museum programmes to use VT in the Netherlands at the Tropenmuseum in 2011.

Since then, Thinking Museum has trained hundreds of museum educators, guides and docents in all types of museums all over the Netherlands and beyond in working with our flexible method of using Visible Thinking in the museum environment. For more information on our in-house trainings and details of museums we’ve worked with in the past, please see here.

We also run ‘Visible Thinking in the Museum’ open workshops twice a year (Spring and Autumn) – these workshops are open to all and attract a large number of international participants. Join our VT mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming workshops – places are strictly limited.

Thinking Museum is passionate about promoting engagement and curiosity in the museum through the use of elements of Visible Thinking. Contact us for:

  • In-house or open training courses
  • Workshops
  • Team and individual coaching
  • Speaking and lectures
  • Conference sessions