Creative Learning with Archives
The role of the Creative Learning Officer
From July 2004 to July 2013 Birmingham City Archives employed a Creative Learning Officer (CLO). Using funding and support from Creative Partnerships, the CLO supported the use of archives with schools and young people in Birmingham. The CLO acted as a link between the City Archives, teachers, young people and other agencies to plan and coordinate creative heritage projects using archives.
Nikki Thorpe and Izzy Mohammed, our Creative Learning Officers, worked on a number of projects with schools across Birmingham as part of Creative Partnerships, including The Ballad of Baskerville, Building Bricks, Box of Delights, Journeys, Who Are We? and A Shared History, A Shared Future.
We also worked to promote archives awareness more generally across Birmingham. We have worked with Community Libraries and other Community Groups to lead projects like Turves Green Intergenerational Project - Same Old Place.
We aimed to introduce participants to the archives and library services, using them creatively to uncover the vast potential that exists to explore practically anything with them.
Libraries - Information for Teachers
Birmingham Archives and Heritage Service