Friday 1 July, 9.30 am to 3.30pm.
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 1
The Irish Museums Association’s 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 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.
Dea Brikett, Creative Director, Kids in Museums, UK
Ellen Byrne, Creative Director and Cofounder Festival of Curiosity
Liz Johnson, Artist and Educator
Sarah McEvoy, Programme Administrator, Learning Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK
Helen Beaumont, Education and Outreach Officer, National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
Fiona Byrne, Acting Curator of Education and Outreach, The Hunt Museum
Edith Andrees, Project Coordinator, National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
Arlene Bell, Social Inclusion Programme Manager, National Museums Northern Ireland
Gretta Halpin, Education Officer, National Print Museum, Dublin
Catherine McGuinness, Museum Educator
Aoife O’Toole, Education Assistant, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life
For more information on past forums and activities of the Irish Museums Association, visit www.irishmuseums.org or contact Gina O’Kelly, Director Irish Museums Association on firstname.lastname@example.org