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Claire Frampton: ‘Drama as a Learning Tool in Heritage’

September 13, 2017

For those of us who missed Tea With the Sphinx* here’s a little bit of what went on.
*Still not over this!

Tea with the Sphinx

The following post is by Claire Frampton following ‘Tea with the Sphinx’ 2017.

I work at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as a Visitor Services Assistant and am undertaking a professional research portfolio. Exploring the potential to develop creative drama as an educational tool in museums and heritage, this is part of studying for the professional certificate Associateship of the Museums Association. Through my experience as a gallery attendant I identified a gap in the market for theatre in the museum education programme.

At ‘Tea With the Sphinx’ 2017 I presented a discussion of projects I have witnessed relating to ancient Egypt in museums and ideas for the future. This was a great opportunity to focus on one area of theatre in museums at a themed event. Below I describe some aspects of my presentation.

In 2011 the Ashmolean reopened its Egypt and Nubia Galleries after redevelopment of display of…

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