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Nottingham City Museums and Galleries - Mediated loans service feasibility study and evaluation

This two-phase project involved firstly, researching the feasibility of an artefact access programme for Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. As well as in-depth interviews with permanent and freelance museum staff Sara consulted with 20 teachers (primarily nonusers of the service – thus developing new links with the museum service) to research recommendations and shape content for the introduction of this new service for schools.

During phase 2 of the project Sara planned, delivered and evaluated a pilot project based on the recommendations with partner schools to understand the impact of the service on schools. Sara then produced a comprehensive report which made further recommendations for the development of a MLS so that similar programmes might be developed across the East Midlands.