'Spilling the Beans', NIMC peer learning event, Belfast (CPD)

Posted: Monday, 31 July 2017

The Northern Ireland Museums Council  presents 'Spilling the Beans', a free peer learning event at the Lagan Room, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, on 28 September 2017.

‘Spilling the Beans' is an annual event organised by the Northern Ireland Museums Council that offers the opportunity for museum staff and volunteers to share experiences and insights into recent work. It takes the form of a series of short presentations on the opportunities and challenges faced when delivering particular projects. The presentations are followed by discussion and questions. The session is always lively and is proving to be an extremely valuable way of learning from one's peers. This year's theme is,

‘Museums and Wellbeing: Engaging with older people and those living with dementia and their carers'

1.30 pm Registration and tea/coffee

1.45 NIMC Annual General Meeting

2.00 Welcome and introduction. Overview of NIMC's work to become dementia-friendly

2.15 - 3.15 Presentations

Elaine Hill (Heritage Development Officer, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council)
Painting Pictures in my Mind: Supporting health and wellbeing through heritage

Jenny Haslett (Museum Manager, Northern Ireland War Memorial)
Sing for Victory- a dementia friendly singing and reminiscence workshop at the Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum

Roisin Doherty, Curator and Betty Doherty, Assistant Education and Access Officer (Derry City and Strabane District Council Museum and Visitor Service)
"Memories that Matter"- creating access and engagement with people especially those living with dementia and their carers at the Tower Museum.

3.15 - 3.45 Discussion and Q&A

3.45-4.00 Evaluation and close

Given the popularity of ‘Spilling the Beans', early booking is advisable

For further information and to book onto any of these events contact NIMC on 028 90 550215 or email info@nmc.co.uk