On 23 November Kevin Harris and Martin Dudley ran a lunchtime seminar for the University of Leicester's School of Museum Studies, on our work with museums and young people looked after, following our report earlier this year.
Our study found consistent, sustained benefits for young people in the innovative projects we observed. Yesterday we emphasised the need to research and develop the argument and business case for museum services, and to call for political support for programmes of engagement with young people looked after.
We are carrying out another short evaluation of a project with young people looked after, this one based at Norwich Castle Museum.
About eight youngsters aged between 12 and 19 took part in a week long programme exploring the ways in which their county has changed over the last 100 years.
They visited three different parts of Norfolk and made a video about how the open spaces are managed today.
Following the response to our report on museum-based activities with young people looked after, we have been asked to give two more presentations.
The first was at the Group for Education in Museums conference in Norwich in early September where Kevin Harris spoke alongside two practitioners.
In November, Martin Dudley and Kevin Harris will lead a seminar at the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.