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What is C&S?

The Collect & Share programme is a new consortium of European museum, gallery and adult learning networks, agencies and institutions. Funded through the European Commission's 'Socrates' programme, it has a particular emphasis on projects to benefit people who may be disadvantaged in society.

Collect & Share is a project about lifelong learning in Europe. Its main focus is on projects relating to art galleries or museums, or involving artists (visual artists or others). Its aim is to promote good practice in learning and education for adults (age 16 or over) in or with museums, galleries, visual arts venues and practitioners. We would like to involve as many different practitioners as possible in the Collect & Share network to share experience, disseminate findings and encourage collaboration and exploration.

Collect & Share (C&S) exists to:

  • Collect case studies of good practice in adult education and learning
  • Share this information and expertise through a searchable website

Case studies and good practice guidelines will also be disseminated through training, reports and conferences. These will target practitioners developing programmes in museums, galleries, and adult education.

Eleven Partner organisations across nine European countries are running the project.

Enter your case studies on line to join the network and receive quarterly newsletters.

What can C&S do for me/ my organisation?

  • Put you in touch with others working in the art gallery and museum lifelong learning field across Europe
  • Raise the profile of the work you are doing for a European audience
  • Broaden your knowledge about lifelong learning projects in art galleries and museums
  • Provide examples of good practice for projects you may wish to adapt for your organisation
  • Enable you to lobby more effectively

How can I get involved?

Collect & Share aims to achieve a mixture of local, regional and national network and membership, including higher education organisations, trainers of museum and gallery staff, government agencies and visual and other artists' bodies.

There are various levels of involvement from simply keeping up-to-date with developments to participating in conferences around Europe.