Making history real in Coventry

Teaching challenging and difficult subjects to children and young people in Galleries, Museums and Heritage Sites.

On behalf of Arts Connect and Heritage Education Leaders Group West Midlands, A Merrie Noyse Music and Heritage Consultants were commissioned to undertake research into Teaching challenging and difficult subjects to children and young people in Galleries, Museums and Heritage Sites.

The subsequent report is based upon the findings from investigations into the ways in which heritage, arts, health and education practitioners communicate what they perceive to be challenging, sensitive and difficult subject matter to audiences and client groups. This has been achieved through desk-based research of relevant publications and websites in these sectors and through a comprehensive consultative exercise with learning and engagement professionals to gather both qualitative and quantitative data surrounding practitioners’ feelings around their own skills and abilities in being able to deliver challenging material and in identifying and dealing with potentially controversial subjects in their own venues.

You can download the Executive Summary of the report here.