Impacting Change: The Social Role of the Museum in Ireland, Symposium, Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (Symposium)

Posted: Friday, 08 April 2016

Ulster University's Arts and Humanities Research Institute and Faculty of Arts Research Graduate School will be holding a half day symposium on 27 April 2016 in Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. The symposium will aim to examine how museums can impact social change? What practices place social justice at the core of museums work? How can we give greater access to hard to reach groups in society?

This symposium brings together practitioners and researchers from museums, galleries, academia, and the community sector to discuss how the cultural sector in Ireland is adopting a social justice agenda and facilitating social change through practice. Practitioners will present case studies of emerging practices with diverse groups.

Speakers include:

Elizabeth Crooke - Ulster University -Social Justice in Museums.
Siobhan McCartney - Titanic Belfast - Engaging with audiences with learning disabilities.
Maciek Bator - Craic NI - For Your Freedom and Ours exhibition - Intercultual engagement in the museum.
Mervyn Smyth - Belfast Exposed - Photographic project with young people from the Romanian community.
Barry Macaulay - RNIB - Museums in Focus - Adressing barriers for audiences with sight problems.
Jenny Siung - Chester Beatty Library - Ways of Seeing - Intercultural learning resources that engage with museum collections.

This event has been funded by Ulster University.

Spaces are limited so please reserve your place.

Click here to make a booking through the eventbrite website.