IMA Forum: Education and Outreach 2015 (IMA Forum)

Posted: Tuesday, 09 June 2015

The IMA Forum: Education & Outreach 2015 will take place on Friday 19 June at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. Click here for schedule, speakers' biographies and abstracts of presentations.

Celebrating its 10th year, the Education and Outreach forum has firmly established itself as a key event in the calendar for museum educators to meet and discuss topics of interest to their programmes. From discussing resources to individual projects, the IMA education and access forum provides an informal platform to share your findings and engage with your colleagues and others 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.

Our Speakers have been 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:

Helen Beaumont Education and Outreach Officer, National Museum of Ireland  and Ruairí Ó Cuív Public Art Manager, Dublin City Council: Beyond Pebbledash

Dominique Bouchard Education and Outreach Curator, The Hunt Museum: Embedding Engagement in Educational Practice
Collette Brownlee Education Services Officer, Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum: We may be Courtin’ but are we Engaged?
Sarah Carson  Collections Access Officer, Coleraine Museum: Engaging with 17th Century Coleraine
Tadhg Crowley Curator of Education, Lewis Glucksman Gallery: Art to Inspire: The Certificate in Contemporary Living Course
Beth Frazer Community Engagement Initiative Trainee, Mid Antrim Museums Service: Ways of Seeing, a Sense of Place
Donna Gilligan Freelance Heritage Educator, Heritage in Schools Programme (The Heritage Council): Bringing the Museum into the Classroom
Bairbre-Ann Harkin Education Curator, Butler Gallery: Making the Visible Audible
Rosalind Lowry Arts Development Officer, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, & Director, The Braid Arts Centre: Arts Ambassadors: Engaging churches through the Arts

This year we particularly welcomed presentations on projects that enhance engagement with collections by a diverse range of communities and the day will conclude with a workshop on intercultural engagement, presented by Jenny Siung Head of Education, Chester Beatty Library (CBL) and Justyna Hanna Chmielewska Education Assistant, CBL


Click here to contact the IMA Director of Operations, Gina O'Kelly


Click here to make a booking through the Eventbrite website. Tickets are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registration fees are €10/stg£8 for IMA members and €25/stg£20 for non-members.

This forum is supported by the National Museum of Ireland who generously provide us with use of their lecture theatre.