Think Feel Do – co-producing the museum with people in mind

SESSION 2: Our communities are our partners
Tony Butler

Executive Director
Derby Museums Trust

Think Feel Do – co-producing the museum with people in mind

From encouraging Derby people to discover their place in the world to bringing manufacturing back to the world’s first factory, Tony Butler will describe the transformation of Derby Museums as places for the head, heart and hands. He will describe how Derby Museums view their visitors as citizens who participate in the creation, story-telling and making of their institutions. This is exemplified in the current £16.5m development of the World Heritage Site of Derby Silk Mill as a Museum of Making – celebrating the makers of the past and made by the makers of today. Tony believes that this is the blueprint for the democratic Civic Museum of the 21 Century.