The IMA Forum: Education & Outreach 2014 took place on Friday 27 June at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7.
Fourteen museum and cultural practitioners, selected through an open call for proposals, came together to discuss education and outreach projects that engage with museum collections across Ireland:
Ruth Osborne, Outreach Officer and Briege McClean, Outreach Officer, Live and Learn project, National Museums Northern Ireland; Joanne Drum, Education Officer, National Gallery of Ireland; Amelia Deehan, Education Officer, Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast; Michael Ann Bevivino, Research Assistant, The Discovery Programme; Aoibhieann McCarthy Visual Art Curator, Galway Fringe Festival and Education & Development Officer, The People’s Museum, Limerick; Caroline Carr, Assistant Curator, Donegal County Museum, Debbie Chapman, Visual Artist; Louise O’Connor, Conservator, and Bríd O’Sullivan, Learning & Outreach, National Library of Ireland; Sarah O’Farrell, Collections & Documentation Officer, Kerry County Museum; Bairbre‐Ann Harkin, Education Curator; Butler Gallery; Siobhan Pierce and Mary-Jane Fitzsimons, Education Officers, National Museum of Ireland; Diana Smith, PhD Student, Dublin City University
From the development of workshops for babies and toddlers at the National Gallery of Ireland to those working with Age and Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival at the National Library of Ireland; from Kerry to Belfast; from a Victorian Jail to Dublin Castle; the programme represented the variety of innovative education projects that engage with our collections across the Island of Ireland. By providing a space for the debate and exchange of ideas, a lasting contribution can be made to the development of education in the museum and public gallery context.
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