Call for papers: IMA Education + Outreach Forum 2019 (CFP)

Posted: Monday, 11 February 2019

The Irish Museums Association (IMA) has issued the call for papers for the annual one-day 'Forum: Education and Outreach' on Monday 5 July 2019 at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Dublin. The deadline for abstracts is 5pm, Monday 29 April 2019.

Held each Spring, this forum is a key event in the calendar for museum practitioners and educators from the wider cultural sector to meet and discuss topics of interest to their learning programmes, with a focus on the social impact of museum on our communities.

Through a series of 15 minute presentations that range from discussing resources to individual projects, the forum provides an informal platform to reflect and engage with colleagues. With ample time set aside for debate, 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 life-long education in the museum context.

Of particular interest are programmes or projects promoting and supporting social inclusion through our museums.

Submitting a proposal:

Submissions must be sent by 5pm on Wednesday 29 April 2019 to Gina O'Kelly, Irish Museums Association, at office@irishmuseums.org and must contain:

- Full name, job title and institution (if applicable)
- Email address and telephone number
- Personal Biography (150 words max)
- Proposed Title of presentation
- Presentation Abstract (200 words max)

Speakers must be available to present in person on 5 July 2019. The language of the forum will be English.

Papers are selected by a panel of museum professionals and educators. Detailed information on the members of the panel and selection criteria is available from Gina O'Kelly at the IMA.

Click here for information on previous IMA forums.

The IMA gratefully acknowledges the support from our host venue, the National Museum of Ireland, and the core funding the IMA receives from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Heritage Council of Ireland.