New learning team appointed

Keswick Museum has announced the appointment of a new Learning Team.

Steven Bogle, as Learning and Engagement Facilitator, will take the lead on learning, engagement, events and activities for the museum.  Steven has over 10 years’ experience of working with young people in both formal and informal educational environments, with a particular focus on autistic and SEND learners. Prior to joining the museum, he has worked with the Scottish Maritime Museum, and was previously the Access and Learning Officer for the Devil’s Porridge Museum in Eastriggs in SW Scotland. He holds an MA in Educational Philosophy & Theory from the University of Glasgow, and undergraduate degrees in Educational Studies and Sports Coaching & Development.

Alongside Steven, Claire Grant – as the museum’s new Learning and Engagement Deliverer – will be running sessions for schools, young people and families. Claire was brought up on a working farm in Eskdale and has been an artist for more than 20 years, having studied Constructed Textile in Design at the University of Dundee. Claire taught art and design in Oxfordshire for a decade before returning to her home county of Cumbria. Combining her passion for teaching and art, she went on to set up her own business ‘Active Art’, leading workshops aimed at broadening the experience and exposure to art for primary, preschool and community groups of all ages.

Becks Skinner, Operations Manager at the museum, commented: “We are delighted to have found two such highly experienced and skilled individuals to join our growing team here at the museum. The appointment of Steven and Claire will enable us to create and deliver an exciting brand-new programme of learning activities for people of all ages, in and beyond Keswick. This will help us to establish the museum as a major player in widening participation in heritage and cultural life across the whole of north Cumbria.”