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Museum Education: School Programmes

02 September | 12:00 - 12:45

Irish Museums Association

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Schools are reopening across Ireland, with students returning - in many cases - to more diverse learning formats which museums are ideally placed to support through both online and carefully crafted on-site programmes.

For many in both schools and museums this is a new way of working, one that incorporates activities such as video conferences, self-led virtual tours, downloadable digital resources, interactive sessions, and more. This session will encourage museum educators to share some of their strategies and programmes, discuss some of the challenges faced, and explore how - as a sector - we can develop the offering by museums to complement formal learning in schools.

What conditions need to be in place to encourage on-site visits to museums? What are the benefits and challenges of remote learning? How can we create a resilient and sustainable learning offering? 

This session will feature brief talks outlining their approach by Louise Rice, Education manager with National Museums NI, and Hollie Kearns, Learning and public engagement curator with Butler Gallery, before we open out for discussion among participants. 

IMA Virtual Coffee Breaks aim to provide connectivity between IMA members, allow you to share information and strategies, exchange ideas, and - most importantly - support each other in driving forward innovation in museum practice. 


To register: 

These sessions are open to IMA members only (Individual members and staff from Institutional and Museum members). 

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