Practising Reflection

The online home for our workbook Practicing Reflection, a tool for helping students and early career museum, gallery and heritage professionals reflect

The reflective process is used in many fields. However, in the Museum, Gallery and Heritage sector, it is becoming increasingly important to consider how your actions impact and frame your work, your audiences, and an organisation’s activity. The workbook introduces different ways to reflect to encourage and support students in their reflective learning and practice. The workbook contains tools and prompts the user can use to aid reflection in different situations.

The workbook was designed in three intensive co-design workshops by MGH students and staff at Newcastle University with contributions from sector specialists as part of the project:
Co-designed Reflective Practices in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies (2021-22) with the support of the Newcastle University Education Development Fund.

Co-design team
Daria Bakhshalieva, Baoyi Cheng, Lindsey Calvert, Imogen Cloet, Areti Galani, Foteini Koilia, Hannah Marsden, Gayle Meikle, Olivia Yin, and Katelyn York (Media, Culture, Heritage, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University).

Workshop facilitators
Dr Areti Galani, Hannah Marsden and Dr Gayle Meikle (Media Culture Heritage, Newcastle University).

Workshop contributors
Dr Julie Crawshaw (Northumbria University,Department of Arts, author of ‘Art Worlding:Planning Relations’ (2022); and Dr Suzy O’Hara (Research Fellow, University of Sunderland and
Freelance Curator).

Sally Pilkington (Morph Creative)