IMA Annual Conference

2019 Irish Museums Association Annual Conference

We are all Engagers

1-2 March, Cork

  • DAY 1 – FRIDAY 1 MARCH 2019

    10:00 – 10:30

    Registration and tea/coffee, Crawford Art Gallery

    10:30 – 11:30

    Welcome: Dr Audrey Whitty, Vice-Chair, Irish Museums Association

    Opening address: Mary McCarthy, Director, Crawford Art Gallery

    11:30– 13:00

    Curating as a Form of Civic Engagement: from an ‘Organic Intellectual’ practice to working with ‘Art without Art’

    Miguel Amado, Director, Cork Printmakers.Accelerating the Collection: New adventures in collection exhibition

    Elspeth Hocking, former Exhibition Curator, MOTAT, New ZealandFrom Visitor to Participant: engaging the citizen through contemporary collecting

    Brenda Malone Curator of Military History, Flags and Banners and Transport, National Museum of Ireland

    Moderator: Dr Audrey Whitty, Vice-Chair, Irish Museums Association

    13:00 – 13:10

    Heritage Ireland 2030Jane Wales, Senior Architectural Policy Advisor, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

    13:15 - 14:15    Lunch

    13:50 - 14:05

    Special tour of Recasting Canova with Dr Michael Waldron, Assistant Curator of Collections & Special Projects, Crawford Art Gallery. 

    4:15 –15:15

    Engaging young people with local museums: Benefits and ChallengesProject Slam with LAMN education officers: Caroline Carr, Donegal County Museum; Brendan McGowan, Galway City Museum; Julia Walsh, Tipperary County Museum; Claudia Kohler + Jemma O'Connell, Kerry County Museum followed by panel discussion.

    Chair: DrGriffin Murray, ACE Adult Continuing Education Department, University College Cork. 

    15:15 - 16:15

    Recognising Difference Karoline Poplawska, Studio Facilitator, Crawford Art Gallery

    Meet and Greet with supported-studio artists at work in the Crawford Art Gallery Moderator: Emma Klemencic, Education Officer, Crawford Art Gallery

    16:15 - 16:45

    Tea/coffee Break

    16:45 - 17:30

    The museum experience in the ‘Age of Participation’

    Dr Graham Black, Professor, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent UniversityModerator and closing comments: Professor Fiona Kearney, Director, Glucksman Gallery

    18:00 – 19:00: Reception and Site visit, Cork Public Museum

    20:15: Conference Dinner, Imperial Hotel, Cork

  • DAY 2 – SATURDAY 2 MARCH 2019

    9:15 – 9:30     

    Registration, Crawford Art Gallery

    9:30 – 10:45

    Welcome and opening address 

    Daniel Breen, Curator, Cork Public MuseumInside Out 

    Dr Gillian O’Brien, Reader in Modern Irish History, Liverpool John Moores UniversityJoined-up-thinking

    Jill Cousins, Director and CEO, Hunt Museum

    10:45 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

    11:15 - 12:15

    Community Co-production and Digital Technology in the CINE project

    Judith McCarthy, Curator, Donegal County Museum and 

    Neil McShane, Research Associate, Ulster UniversityQueering the ExhibitionKristopher Reid, PhD Candidate, Ulster UniversityModerator: Brian Crowley, Kilmainham Gaol - OPW

    12:15 – 13:15

    A Space for me and you and us

    Panel session convened by Lorraine Comer, Head of Education, Helen Beaumont and Siobhan Pierce, Education Officers and Rosa Meehan, Curator - Country Life, National Museum of Ireland

    Chair: Gary Granville, Prefessor Emeritus, National College of Art and Design

    Panel participants:

    Oein De Bhairduin, Vice Chair, Irish Traveller Movement

    Mark Harmon, artist

    Kany Kazadi, participant, 'Migrant Women', National Museum of Ireland

    Esme Lewis, participant, 'Samhain', National Museum of Ireland

    Aoife O’Connor, artist

    Máire O’Higgins, Deputy Principal, Larkin Community College

    Anna O’Loughlin, Home School Community Liaison Teacher, St Gabriel’s National School

    13:15 – 14:15    Lunch 

    13:50 - 14:05

    Special tour of Recasting Canova with Dr Michael Waldron, Assistant Curator of Collections & Special Projects, Crawford Art Gallery. 

    14:15 – 15:15

    Finding Power, Giving VoicePanel session convened and chaired by Sinead Rice, Head of Education, National Gallery of Ireland

    Panel participants:

    Joe Caslin, Artist, Activist and Teacher

    Gavin Leane, Photographer

    Stephen Moloney, Writer and Activist

    Chidi Muojeke, Mother and asylum seeker

    15:15 – 16:00

    Thinking outside In: Being relevant and staying on mission in a 21st century museum

    Lynn Scarff, Director National Museum of Ireland

    Moderator and Closing Remarks: William Blair 

    Chair, Irish Museums Association

    16:30 - 17:30

    Closing Site Visit and reception, Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork