“This is our voice” – inviting visitor voices into learning programs

Karolina Novak and Tilly Boleyn

Education Program Producer and Curator, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

In 2017 the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) broke out of the usual pattern of education programming for exhibitions. Two adventurers, Karolina Novak (Learning Team) and Tilly Boleyn (Curatorial Team) collaborated to prototype different learning experiences for the exhibition ‘This is a Voice’.

Sparked by the imagination and enthusiasm of superstar English teacher Kerri-Jane Burke, the trio shared expertise and mapped out a series of resources and experiences for both learners and their teachers.

In this presentation we will share the experiences we developed, the lessons learned, and the creative work produced as a result.




This is a Voice exhibition, MAAS