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Covid-19 Update: Because of the need to respond to the current Covid-19 crisis, all programmes for 2020-21 are under review. We will update these pages as soon as the position is clear.
This new programme is designed to encourage museums to sign up to and embed the Kids in Museums manifesto.
As part of the programme we will run an annual Family Friendly Briefing Session with Kids in Museums, which will showcase current best practice in family-friendly activities and provide zero-cost tips to help museums meet the Kids in Museums manifesto. From 2019, those museums which have signed up to the manifesto will be able to apply for a small grant to embed an aspect of it in their work.
Grants could be used for purchasing a range of equipment such as baby-changing facilities, family friendly signs, easy-to-use activities for families, or for tablets to be used by children in galleries. By 2022 we are hoping that 60% of London’s non-national, non-NPO museums will have signed up to the manifesto.
If you have any questions about the Family Friendly Programme please do contact Rachael Crofts, Museum Development Officer Audiences: [email protected].
In March 2019 London Museum Development ran its first annual Family Friendly Briefing Session. Delegates were then invited to apply to the associated Family Friendly Grant to support the museum with developing their welcome offer to children, families and young people. Since the Briefing Session, London Museum Development have enabled museums to apply for the grants twice. So far this year, we have received strong applications and have awarded the grant to the following museums:
All the 2019-2020 projects will be completed by March 2020, when London Museum Development will share the projects funded and the lessons learnt.