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Community Engagement Seminar

Community Engagement: The Real Thing

The day will draw upon the experience of The Lightbox of having taken part in the Our Museum 3-year national community engagement programme funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, looking particularly at the ‘Starting from Zero’ approach.

Through a series of case studies and workshops we will set out to explore a number of key questions around community engagement:

• What are local communities, what are local assets?

• When is community engagement active collaboration and when is it ‘community engagement light’?

• Should community engagement be the preserve of one department or should it be the concern of the whole organisation? And if the latter, how can that be made to happen?

• In practical terms, how should we go about community engagement?

• How do we measure success and how do we communicate the impact?

There will be opportunities for discussion and debate throughout the day.

The seminar is intended for professionals and volunteers who wish to strengthen their understanding of the theory and practice of community engagement in the context of museum and gallery work.

The day will be run by the Community Engagement Team (a mix of staff and community partners) at The Lightbox.

£60 Professionals | £30 Volunteers

The cost includes the provision of lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.

Please email Rib Davis rib.davis@thelightbox.org.uk to let him know of any dietary or other requirements.

10.00am - 4.00pm 
7 March 2016

Image: The Lightbox © Ian Rudgewick Brown

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The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA Date and time 07 March, 2016 10.00 - 16.00
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