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So far Claire Bown has created 167 blog entries.

The joy of engaging with objects

THE JOY OF ENGAGING WITH OBJECTS WITH ALEX WOODALL INTRODUCTION  I’m really happy to be talking to Dr Alex Woodall about her wonderful work with objects. We’re talking about how the joys of working with objects creatively. We’re exploring how you can use objects to spark all sorts of connections, associations and

How to Look at Art (Slowly)

HOW TO LOOK AT ART (SLOWLY) We’ve reached another milestone and in honour of 75 episodes, I’m releasing a new resource today which shares 31 different ways that you can look at art or objects in museums. Today I’m going to talk you through some of these different ways of looking

How to enjoy art (without knowing anything about it)

INTRODUCTION        Today I’m chatting to Ben Street about his new book 'How to Enjoy Art: A Guide for Everyone'. We’re talking about how we can engage with art without needing to know anything about it.   Ben Street is an author, educator and art historian. He’s also been a school

How to talk about climate activist protests in art museums

HOW TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE ACTIVIST PROTESTS IN ART MUSEUMS Summary Sheet for Episode 73 - Resources for talking about contentious issues   Today’s episode follows on from some popular posts I shared on social media recently about how to talk about the recent activist protests in art

Reacting to art with our bodies with Rachel Ropeik

REACTING TO ART WITH OUR BODIES WITH RACHEL ROPEIK INTRODUCTION  Today I’m talking to Rachel Ropeik about her work. We’re talking about the many ways in which we can incorporate movement into our work as educators and how it can help with engagement. Rachel Ropeik is an educator, facilitator, adventurer, experience builder

Deconstructing the traditional guided tour with Hanna Piksen

DECONSTRUCTING THE TRADITIONAL GUIDED TOUR with HANNA PIKSEN INTRODUCTION  Today I’m so happy to be talking to Hanna Piksen about deconstructing the traditional guided tour and creating a completely new experience where guides are given free rein to design and lead the tour entirely from their own perspective.  Hanna Piksen is the

Mindset shift: how to embrace the power of information

MINDSET SHIFT: HOW TO EMBRACE THE POWER OF INFORMATION INTRODUCTION As I said way back in Episode 12 which shared 6 best practices for sharing information, many of us are experts in our field - possibly art historians, historians or archaeologists - and want to share that incredible knowledge with the