We develop and deliver public engagement programmes, events (e.g. late evenings) and interactive apps to promote public interest in the work of major museums and city attractions.
Here, we provide a few recent case studies to demonstrate the breadth and permutations of our work. If you’re interested in speaking to us, please reach out — we’d be delighted to determine how we can help your organisation.
The National Media Museum (NMeM) contains one of the world’s greatest collections, relating to photography, film and television.
Forensic Outreach was awarded a contract with The Science Museum Group and The National Media Museum to produce CSI: Bradford, a six-day festival, that was part of the British Science Festival and British Science Festival Fringe 2015. The aim was to engage and inspire school and college students, young adults and families.
Our programme proved extraordinarily successful — with 4,917 visitors to these events and 656 students participating. The most critical KPI, “instances of participation” was set at a target of roughly 4,000. There were over 16,497 instances of participation by the festival’s conclusion — exceeding all expectations.
The Museum of London tells the story of the world’s greatest city and its people. It cares for more than two million objects in its collections and attracts over 400,000 visitors per year. It holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe.
Since 2015, Forensic Outreach has produced four programmes and eight late evenings for the Museum of London — with four additional events slated for the remainder of 2016 and additional commissions expected in 2017.
These late evenings were designed to complement the content presented as part of the Sherlock: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die and The Crime Museum Uncovered exhibitions. The majority of our events are sold out and have repeatedly been hailed as tremendously successful for the Museum.
The Photographers’ Gallery was founded in London in 1971, and was the first independent gallery in Britain that was devoted entirely to photography.
In 2015, we were commissioned to build an art installation as a light-touch complement to the heavier subject matter covered in the on-going Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence photography exhibition.
The incredibly detailed crime scene-themed installation involved a narrative focusing on the mysterious disappearance of a fictional character, Ripley Fowler, and invited visitors to solve the mystery using their phone cameras. Discussions were encouraged on social media.
Overall, over 82% of visitors who were questioned thought the aims and quality of the activity, as well as the studio floor as a whole, were good or excellent.
Enjoy Work in Chiswick Park is the European home to some of the world’s largest companies including: CBS News; Discovery Networks Europe; Ericsson; Paramount Pictures, PepsiCo; Starbucks; the Walt Disney Company; and more.
In 2015, we were invited to deliver a light-touch, half-day event focusing on fingerprinting technologies and forensic anthropological specimens to staff and within the business park and their families.
Enjoy Work, the company behind the event, confirmed: “The event went down really well and the feedback we have received was great. Many thanks.”
Accenture, the global technology consulting firm, and Stemettes hosted “Girls in STEM” events for 1,800 girls at five locations in the UK and Ireland in early 2016.
We were invited to lead the equivalent of half-day programmes at the Royal Institution (London) and Sage Gateshead (Newcastle) — in other words, concurrent programmes across two separate locations.
Feedback collected independently from participating schools indicated an overwhelmingly positive response. The UK Cabinet Office’s Director of Data Paul Maltby, commented: “An infectious energy at the RI… top session on cryptography.”