Maker in Residence
The Creative Museum project recognizes a knowledge alliance with Makers' innovative creativity. Maker community does not patent nor confine its ideas, experiments, creativity or contacts. The term 'open source', i.e. ideas and techniques, is openly available to those who wish to explore and co-create free of cost. Maker community is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. Maker community features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft. It is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they do. It is a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (do-it-yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages or in private homes. It is typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker community makes visible these projects we may not encounter on a day-to-day basis.
By partnering with Maker community and creative industries, Creative Museum counteract the traditionally viewed 'closed museum' to existing and new audiences. The partnership also explore and share how to interpret museum objects in a creative, experimental way while developing new skills for museum staff. These new skills, in-turn, are factored into museum programmes and as a means to build capacity with hard-to-reach audiences including youth and adults.