Category Archives: Social Enterprise

My thoughts and paper – Thinking Ahead and Staying Afloat #gem2011 and Collaborating to Compete #mgsconf

During the last few weeks, I’ve been privileged to speak at two really fascinating conferences, one the Group for Education in Museums was in Norfolk, the other hosted by Museums and Galleries Scotland in Edinburgh. Both looked to challenge museums to think hard … Continue reading

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What we did during 2009-10

Today was the Museum Of East Anglian Life’s Annual General Meeting. Here is my summary of the most important bits of MEAL’s  work over the last twelve months The years 2009/10 marked a coming of age for the Museum of East … Continue reading

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Looking for the silver bullet for resilience

There have been some nicely provocative blogs in response to straightened times, prompted by  the doom of a harsh budget and the prospect of an even graver Comprehensive Spending Review in October. They range from Bridget Mackenzie’s assertion that the … Continue reading

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Why being a Social Enterprise matters to the Museum of East Anglian Life

 For several years the MEAL has described itself as a social enterprise. For many in the museum world social enterprise is an indefinable term. According the UK Social Enterprise Coalition Many commercial businesses would consider themselves to have social objectives, … Continue reading

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