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Institute of Archaeology, University College London

The Institute of Archaeology (IoA) at University College London (UCL) is a long-established international leader in the discipline, as well as one of the world’s leading centres of expertise for research and teaching in the fields of museum studies, conservation, cultural heritage studies, and public archaeology. One of the UCL Institute of Archaeology’s missions is to promote best practice and support professional development in museums and other cultural organisations. In the BigPicnic project, IoA staff are involved in training botanic garden professionals to develop, carry out and make use of their own evaluation studies, using a Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) approach to evaluation. They are responsible for overseeing the evaluation processes carried out by Partners during the project, supporting them through evaluation training, and developing a reflective TBI practice approach.

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