A Museum Development Programme is vital to the success of any museum because it engages with the public and allows them to contribute in some way to the museum’s growth. They bring people together in the process of research and also connect with the museum in some way.
There are different types of a Museum Development Programme and they are grouped according to their target audience and the activities the museum runs with them. A museum development programme gives the museum a further outlet to communicate with the public, an opportunity to develop valuable relationships, and help to raise funds.
There are some programmes that are broad based and those that are more focused. The broadened focus usually starts with a complete re-think of the museum and makes it look more attractive and interesting to the public. The opening hours, a comprehensive and growing museum, and other objectives are all put into question in the creation of a broader Museum Development Programme. The broadened focus is important to allow the museum to reach the widest possible audience.
A Museums Development Programme can help to expand the reach of the museum through a number of different means. They include general interest exhibitions, exhibitions focusing on a single subject, national and international exhibitions, and significant scholarship. This can give the museum a better outlook for what to do in the future.
Specialist educational facilities are often built in to a wide museum development programme. These include special exhibitions, lectures, courses, programmes, classes, recitals, exhibitions, and other special events.
There are various programmes in a wide range of subjects. This can include anyone from war to foreign policy, archaeology to photography, archaeology to alternative energy, literature to holistic health, and more. A wide variety of subject areas is explored in these programmes.
There are two main types of a Museum Development Programme. These are the general public programme and special programmes.
The general public programme is the broadest type and is run on a community basis. The main aim of this programme is to stimulate and make contact with the wider community. It does this by setting up workshops, exhibitions, events, and other public places.
It helps to bring the wide range of people and groups together to work on a programme and to share ideas and knowledge. It gives a wider understanding of the museum’s subject and helps to build up a stronger relationship with the wider community.
Special programmes on the other hand are run by the museum on a much smaller scale. The museum will set up a studio or exhibition space to allow the broad audience to see and interact with the museum. They usually focus on a single subject or theme.
Broad based programmes provide the museum with a real opportunity to interact with the community. They provide a wider understanding of the museum’s subject and help to build a stronger relationship with the wider community.