Public Life's website for Our Museum provides an online resource where practitioners can explore the thinking and practice of their peers through a series of articles and videos.
Research shows that local and regional museums thrive when they engage local communities in a number of ways, including consultation, involvement and co-curation of the museum’s vision and work.
Our Museum is an initiative of Paul Hamlyn Foundation which supports museum workers in thinking through the ways in which they involve stakeholders to build deeper and more meaningful relationships with their communities.
Public Life’s website for Our Museum provides an online resource where practitioners can explore the thinking and practice of their peers through a series of articles and videos.
Information is collated across a range of themes and audiences, so users have a number of different ways to access the high quality resources and information developed specifically for the project. We provided a high level of search optimisation and a sophisticated tagging system to provide multiple routes into the source material, so visitors could access the wealth of information through self-directed searches or via a number of 'curated routes' which created collections of resources across a particular topic or theme.
Making information-rich videos easily visible to search isn't as easy as it might seem. We created a tagging framework which enables videos to relate to a wide range of topics of interest.