A toolkit for co-created community engagement projects – produced by our People’s Panel and Network


In 2022, the Migration Museum established our People’s Panel and People’s Network to co-produce our core community engagement values. 

By building a community engagement strategy from the ground up, our members have shaped the museum’s values, objectives and influenced the activities that will shape our programme moving forward. Our ultimate goal is to mainstream community engagement and consultation into every aspect of the museum. 

We now want to share our learnings far and wide, and encourage others to undertake processes of co-production in community engagement work. 

This toolkit has been fully co-produced by members of our People’s Panel and Network and offers a selection of ‘top tips’ and learning from the People’s Panel and Network, as well as templates to inspire and support others in their community engagement work. 

The toolkit is available as an open-access resource to support co-created community engagement projects.

Click here or on the cover image below to view and download the toolkit

If you’d like a high-resolution version of this toolkit, please email us at: info@migrationmuseum.org

Find out more and get in touch

We hope that you will find this toolkit useful and inspiring – and we’d love to get your feedback and suggestions. Please get in touch with us at info@migrationmuseum.org.

If you’d like to know more about our People’s Panel and Network, you can also read this evaluation of the project by Louise Doherty, Lecturer and Programme Convenor for the MA Applied Anthropology, Community and Youth Work/Community Development/Community Arts programme at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Click here to view and download an evaluation of our People’s Panel and Network

And watch this space for the next phase of our community engagement work.


This evaluation was supported by funding from Goldsmiths, University of London as part of their Civic Catalysts participatory research programme and made possible with the National Lottery Heritage Fund – thanks to National Lottery players.

Big thanks to all People’s Panel and Network members, in particular to the authors of this Toolkit: Edward Adonteng, Priscilla Okoye and Eric Tang. Thank you to Louise Doherty of Goldsmiths for evaluating the project and for all of your input into this toolkit.

And massive thanks to Shania Janine Saldi for creating this beautiful toolkit. You can view more of Shania’s brilliant design work on Instagram: @shania.desi9ns.

Top image: Photo by Nancy Singh 

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