Thinking Museum offers a variety of specialist live online training classes & courses taught live by Claire Bown to suit the needs and requirements of your team- choose from a series of 90 minutes skills-based or method-based classes to longer half-day intensives (3+ hours)


Thinking Museum offer a variety of specialist in-person courses taught by Claire Bown to suit the needs and requirements of your team- choose from 1, 2 or 3 day trainings based on skills or my method (Visible Thinking in the Museum)
Thinking Museum In-Person Training


MOST POPULAR FOR 2022! Get in touch to discuss a series of live online classes taught by Claire Bown combined with a 1, 2 or 3 day in-person course.
Team Training - Hybrid

Claire, thank you so very much for your incredible slow looking masterclass for my art museum education graduate students.  We were all completely riveted by your calm, even demeanor and soothing voice.  We could have listened to you all day.  You were like the Pied Piper of Art Museum Education!  You could have led us anywhere and we would have followed!

I was incredibly impressed with your organization both leading up to and during the session, the flow of class, the captivating piece of art you chose for our discussion, and the content of your presentation.  It was everything I hoped it would be and more!  I would love for all of my future cohorts of students to get the same opportunity to study with you.  Thank you, Claire!”

I have booked several courses with Thinking Museum over the years (Visible Thinking and Global Thinking). The courses always give inspiration to the guides and to the whole team. It makes everybody reflect upon their own style, role as a guide and techniques. Furthermore the courses give very practical tools to make guided tours more interactive, memorable and fun. I would recommend these courses to everybody.

We just finished our virtual training sessions with Claire Bown and it was absolutely fantastic! There are 90 Docents in our Museum program and I received nothing but positive feedback.  The strategies, activities, and questioning tools provided will have a lasting impact on the quality of our Docent Program

It was a pleasure to work with Claire Bown, both in the planning, and implementation of the online training sessions.

Her in-depth knowledge of art, the museum context and thinking routines made the customisation of the training for an advanced team fun and professional.

We arranged the training in two parts, one part more focused on working with children and schools and one part more focused on general audience and adult groups.

The sessions have provided a common area of reflection for our team as well as new practical tools in facilitation.