Curate|Create Café

Curate|Create Café is a free and casual online workshop to bring together members of the museums, heritage, culture and arts community in Ireland and the UK. We’ll do an arts and crafts activity using very basic materials from home, and chat about nonsense. Bring a cup of tea, coffee, wine, your cat… whatever you need!


I’ve been involved in a lot of children’s events working in heritage, and I don’t know about you but I’ve always thought how much fun they are and wondered why we, as adults, should miss out on that? With such a huge focus on supporting families and the public during these awkward pandemic-fuelled times, hardworking community members in our sector are often forgotten about. Every now and then it’s great to check in and make sure everyone is doing okay: what better way to do that than mixing a chat with some stupidly simple arts and crafts? Check out the upcoming Cafés below. Frequently Asked Questions are located at the bottom of the page.

Upcoming Cafés

Quizmas Edition, 17th December 2020 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

In the second Café we’ll be running a special Christmas event, combining museum-related quiz questions and some simple drawing/craft challenges for extra points! Christmas jumpers aren’t mandatory, but there will be bonus points for the most ridiculous…

It will be a very laid back session to allow people to have the chats and relax.

So, grab a drink, a pen and paper, and let’s get down to quizness…

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TBA, January 2020

More details revealed soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

I have the artistic skill of a boiled sock, does this matter? Absolutely not. When I say simple arts and crafts, I mean ridiculously simple. Simple enough that you only need to half pay attention and use the other half to ramble.

Who is this open to? This is a free session open to anyone in the heritage/culture/arts community, whether you’re volunteering, doing an internship, you’re a freelance facilitator or you’ve worked in the same office for 150 years.

Is this a serious workshop? Don’t ever take anything too seriously. Honestly this will just be a place to come and de-stress and, hopefully, distract you from any chaos unfolding in the outside world.

How long is the session? The video chat will be approx. an hour. If I think it is going to be longer I’ll let you know in advance!

How many people are in the session? The group will be limited to around 7/8 people as any bigger than this I think people can get a bit lost in it. If there’s a demand for more than one workshop I’ll try and arrange multiple.

Okay I’m sold, how does it work? I’ll post upcoming events on the blog and in the panel below which will have a form to request an Eventbrite invitation. When the event is full I’ll send an email with Google Meet info as well as a materials list (you should have most at home) and short instructions.