Writing Kelvingrove

Workshops that supported a complete re-display at this famous Glasgow museum.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Glasgow’s best-loved attractions. As part of a radical re-development programme that set challenging new interpretation goals, I ran a series of events for the entire curatorial and education staff team.

It was important to give people a chance to discuss the new approach to gallery text that had been established for the project, as well as to give them the confidence to write engaging, creative material. The workshops included some lively, challenging discussions, but they were also a lot of fun!

Structured around two days of training with a practical exercise in between, the workshops included a supportive peer-review process. I later ran a similar programme for staff working on the Museum of Transport re-development.

Presentation was great – kept my attention and posed the right level of questions.

Very inclusive process, people felt free to express themselves.

Enjoyed it very much. Made me feel the word limit was possible – but I wish I’d had the course years ago!