Consultancy

Sun Jester specialise in consultation for small and medium sized museums and heritage sites looking to enhance their interpretation and learning opportunities though low-tech interventions.

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Since 2009, Towse has been a judge for the prestigious Sandford Awards, an initiative of the Heritage Education Trust, which recognises and promotes good practice in learning services within the historic environment and related collections.

Bromley Museum - Your Place!
Clients who have used the service include:
 
   

Bromley Museum - design, creation and resourcing of 'Your Place!', a family friendly interactive gallery themed on the last half of the C20th. '...this attraction has proven to be our most exciting gallery yet!' and resulted in a 43% increase in visitors in its first year

 

PM Gallery and House (West London) - creation and delivery of a social history resource box for formal and informal learning. Creation of a Family Friendly guide and resource bag for visitors to the house. Organisation, delivery and evaluation of audience consultation event

 

Barley Hall (York) - consultant on an HLF funded initiative to upgrade and improve the education service at this medieval merchant's house. Advising on good practice in the creation of a Volunteer Programme. The creation of display and interpretation materials and low-tech interactives for family visitors

 

Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation - Consultation and preparation of a Heritage Learning Plan for an historic farm site

 

Essex Police Museum - advising on curriculum workshop ideas for HLF funded re-display. Initial design of a bespoke game illustrating themes of citizenship, crime and anti-social behaviour

 

English Heritage (various sites) - creation and delivery of science, art, history and archaeology based workshops for KS1/2

 

The National Trust (Cliveden) - a two year project of recruiting, training and empowering a newly formed group of volunteers to deliver live interpretation for visitors, including total management of a £38,000 budget

 

MLA (South East) - training day for museum staff interested in understanding the skills required to develop storytelling as a gallery resource for families and younger children

 

Centre for Bucks Studies - creation and delivery of a dramatic re-construction of a Medieval Manorial Court illustrating the information held in archives, which has been a popular regular event in the county

 

Out of the Ark Press - consultant on historical accuracy for series of books for schools

 

GEM (Midlands and London) - Working with Young People and Teenagers: a presentation and practical workshop for professionals

 

Luton Museums Service - development training day for whole staff team

 

South West Museums Council - consultant for a major museum learning initiative throughout the south west which involved working with an advising a group of museums with little previous experience in developing learning interventions