It has been all-systems-go for the new Visitor Team Assistants who were recruited early last month ahead of the gallery’s opening in February. We have been busy researching the Whitworth’s collections, attending learning sessions from other gallery teams and preparing new versions of Whitworth tours – with lots of tea and cake besides!
With the Whitworth currently being transformed into a 21stcentury gallery in the park, we are also re-envisioning what it means to be part of a Visitor Team and how we engage with our spaces inside and out. The Whitworth is refining its take on engagement and accessibility so it’s a very exiting time to be a part of the next chapter in the gallery’s history.
Thinking a little differently, we are drawing from all sources to inspire our approach, moving beyond museums and galleries into other sectors, organisations and parks, cultivating our idea of ‘what good looks like’. We want all our visitors to have the best possible experience with an added personal ‘Whitworth’ touch when the gallery reopens on February 14th, 2015.