There’s something simultaneously thrilling and infuriating when someone publishes a report like this. On the one had, I’m so pleased and relieved to discover I’m not the only one looking at community engagement, education and participation in museums/galleries, and finding them sometimes distinctly lacking in ambition. On the other hand, I’m sort of gutted that it is really the case, and I haven’t just been looking in the wrong places…or to the wrong people.
This is a report I would encourage everyone working in the cultural sector to read. Over at the Eff studio, it’s our favourite thing since we read Lynn Froggett’s awesome work on the Aesthetic Third in 2011.