Home > News


Victorian dad still

Waving Goodbye to Victorian Dad - evaluation and video

In September 2016 M Shed in Bristol ran an event called ‘Waving goodbye to Victorian dad’ for people working in the museums and performance sectors to discuss how diverse performance can be used in museums. See the results of the event here.

Below you can watch the film that was made about the event:


You can also read the full evaluation of the event here.

At a time when organisations are writing ACE funding bids which have a clear priority in terms of arts organisations and museums outlining how they will respond to the creative case for diversity, it feels that ‘Waving goodbye to Victorian dad’ was a timely event, and it’s heartening that there is commitment within both sectors to develop more diverse performance work with museums.


The majority of people at the event felt there was a need for a Museums and Performance network of some kind.


A small number of people are following this up to see what can be done – if you’d like to be kept informed about this, please email Ruth Hecht (Senior Exhibitions and Events Officer at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives) at ruth.hecht@bristol.gov.uk


Posted on 30 November 2016

Tell us what you think
(only members can post comments)
Maximum 1,000 characters.
If you wish to submit a longer comment, please email info@ahsw.org.uk.


Pre-order a Music Memory Box!
Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019
Posted: 11 Apr 2019


Arts & Health South West is a FREE MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATION for everyone with an interest in arts and health. Members can network with each other and receive regular e-bulletins with the latest news, events and opportunities as well as be included in an on-line Directory. Help us spread the word!

Join now