Learn how to design and facilitate engaging discussions about art and objects in the museum
Imagine what it would be like to confidently lead discussions about art or objects in the museum. To know what questions to ask and when, how to share your knowledge and keep the group engaged.
How wonderful would it feel to have a repertoire of thinking routines to draw on in every type of discussion, giving you more headspace to be in the moment with your participants.
You will never find yourself in the same place at the same time saying the same thing. Every discussion you have will be different.
With my new book Slow Looking at Art: The Visible Thinking in the Museum Approach I’m on a mission to help you design and lead more engaging guided tours, discussions and educational programmes with art and objects.
Over the past 12 years I’ve developed an easy-to-follow approach that allows museum and heritage educators, guides and teachers to confidently design, lead and manage inquiry-led sessions with art, objects and ideas for any audience.
Visible Thinking in the Museum (VTM) is a flexible structure around which to explore museum and heritage collections and their stories.
My book Slow Looking at Art: The Visible Thinking in the Museum Approach covers the 3 foundational elements of the method, plus the 8 practices.
You will learn how to give your discussions a flexible structure and substance using thinking routines; how to share information as a tool to engage your audience and how best to engage your group with facilitation skills, a sound questioning technique and more. You will learn how to use a variety of thinking routines for group, individual and personal use.
Full of practical steps & helpful advice, this book provides you with everything you need to create engaging discussions with art and objects in the museum.
The book will be published in 2024 as an e-book and a print edition too. If you want to hear more about it and be one of the first to get your own copy, sign up for the waitlist below!