How to develop community engagement programmes

Community Engagement at the Petrie Museum (UCL)

Many people think of museums as tourist attractions, but museums can offer a wide variety of benefits to the communities that surround them.  This course will give students the skills to help their museums increase engagement with families, social and civic groups and other institutions that serve local communities.  The course will cover subjects such as target marketing; community ‘needs analysis’ research; fostering community dialogue through museum collections; developing events and activities in collaboration with community groups; and setting up community volunteering programmes. The course will also give participants the skills to advocate for more community work in museums and to assess the impact of community work.

Course Designer

Helen Pike is public programmer at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at UCL and has over 20 years’ experience of managing initiatives to engage new audiences.


25th - 29th August 2014




The deadline for the 2014 Summer School has now passed.  All applicants will be informed of the status of their application on Friday 30 May.  To register your interest in the 2015 Summer School, please select Request Additional Information.


Edmund Connolly: edmund.connolly.10[@]

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