The Education and Outreach forum is a key event in the calendar for museum educators to meet and discuss topics of interest to their programmes. From resources to individual projects, the IMA forum provides an informal learning exhange opportunity to share your findings and engage with your colleagues working in museums, galleries and cultural institutions. It is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas, where a lasting contribution can be made to the development of education in the museum context.
Speakers are selected from an open call for papers and will be presenting examples of new and innovative access, outreach / education project that is happening on the ground - or have an example of creative engagement and learning - in museums and galleries across Ireland and the UK:
Helen Beaumont, Education and Outreach Officer and Edith Andrees, Project Coordinator, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Dublin: Young people sharing global histories: The Gallipoli Centenary Education Project
Arlene Bell, Social Inclusion Programme Manager, National Museums Northern Ireland: Inspiring teenage boys with a range of abilities
Dea Brikett, Creative Director, Kids in Museums, UK: Kids in Museums: How Takeover Day works to get kids in
Fiona Byrne, Acting Curator of Education and Outreach, The Hunt Museum, Limerick: Community based engagement - HOME: A project with 13 traveller women
Gretta Halpin, Education Officer, National Print Museum, Dublin: An Audience to Win: The ‘A World to Win’ Secondary School’s Programme
Liz Johnson, Artist and Educator, Dublin: The Contemporary museum without walls (Irish Museum of Modern Art National Collection)
Sarah McEvoy, Programme Administrator, Learning Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Raising the profile – inclusivity and equality for artist with learning disabilities
Catherine McGuinness, Museum Educator & Ellen Byrne, Creative Director and Cofounder Festival of Curiosity, Dublin: Across Africa – an interactive storytelling event
Aoife O'Toole, Education Assistant, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Mayo: Give your Voice Wings: an opportunity to talk about migration
For more information on past forums and activities of the Irish Museums Association, visit www.irishmuseums.org. Please note that the forum registration fees includes refreshments but does not include lunch. Detailed Schedule, Abstracts, and Speakers' Biographies are available to view and download from www.irishmuseums.org.
This forum is supported by the National Museum of Ireland who generously provide the IMA with use of their lecture theatre. The IMA is funded by its membership, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and The Heritage Council of Ireland.