A co-operative art school? is a research project on co-operative education, alternative art education, radical pedagogy, self-organisation, networks and other dimensions of a co-operative learning environment. The project is supported by an Artquest Research Residency award at Conway Hall Humanist Library.
Volunteers are an essential and respected part of the Library & Archives team, helping to organise and catalogue our book collections and assist in the day to day running of the library. We also have volunteers from The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) who since November 2015 have been using their skills to conserve and clean our unique collection of humanist books.
Our ambition at Conway Hall is to make our collections accessible to an audience beyond those researchers and members of the public able to visit our library in person. We have begun this process by making available every edition of our journal, The Ethical Record, dating back to 1895, and the archive is fully searchable on our website.
Conway Hall is a partner in the Bloomsbury 2 Programme, led by Camden Council, looking at new and innovative approaches in the use, operation and management of nine of the Bloomsbury Squares. Camden Council is one of 11 ‘park trailblazers’ awarded funding from the Rethinking Parks Programme run by Nesta, the Big Lottery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund to investigate and rethink our approach to managing public spaces.