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Tranzit Art Café

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Iroda is the Hungarian word for Office. This sign is at the Tranzit Art Café, in a former bus station in Kostolányi Dezsö tér, in the XI. district of Budapest.



These new evaluation principles have just been launched, to help cultural organisations evaluate their work more effectively.  The principles are about the intentions for evaluation, applicable to cultural organisations, funders and the evaluators themselves. Evaluation should be:

  • Beneficial, resulting in learning or change
  • Robust, but proportionate
  • People-centred
  • Connected - findings are transparent and shared with other organisations

Read more about the principles here

Good learning resources stand the test of time. Back in 2006, I created resource boxes about the Railways, the Seaside and Victorian Childhood for the museums in the Tees Valley and the boxes are still regularly used by schools.  I'm starting work with Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum, to find out what sort of learning resources teachers would like while the museum will be closed for re-development (December 2022 to Spring 2024) and when it re-opens. At Kirkleatham Museum, I'll be carrying out an audit of all their existing resource boxes and refreshing them in appearance and content.

Over the last several months I have been carrying out case study research with eight rural churches across the Newcastle Diocese, and one parish in Ashington as an urban comparator.  The aim is to find out what makes them flourish, and how members of the congregation can help lead ministry as the number of paid clergy posts will decrease in the future.

Two pieces of good news for heritage: firstly the National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced its new funding programme which will help heritage recover from the impact of covid: