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Open discussion: school-museum partnerships during and post Covid 19

26 November | 09:30 - 10:30

Irish Museums Association

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The Irish Museums Association (IMA) invites interested parties to attend a formal presentation of findings and open discussion on recommendations arising from the survey on Teachers' engagement with museums during and post Covid-19. Click here to access the Report.

This meeting is open to educators and stakeholders involved in museum-school partnerships. Should you wish to attend, please register on the below link and details of the meeting will be sent to you. 

Click here to register for presentation and discussion meeting

About the report. 

 During 18 September – 18 October 2020, almost 300 teachers across Ireland responded to a survey aimed at informing and guiding the museum in their efforts to continue to support the classroom during and post Covid-19.

Overwhelmingly, responses evidence the appetite for increased museum & school partnerships and demonstrates the valuable role of museums in supporting teachers and students, showcasing how museums complement the curriculum through onsite and online engagement. While almost 50% indicated they had not previously availed of online museum resources, 96% indicated they are likely to avail of remote museum programmes or resources for their classroom in addition to, or as an alternative to, a physical museum visit in the future. However, continued uncertainty over closure of museums within early levels of restrictions remain a concern.

Despite the huge difficulties faced by all in 2020, museums have remained highly active and programming has focused on creating opportunities for audiences of all ages to realise their creative potential along with gaining new knowledge and skills. This survey clearly demonstrates how museums have successfully continued to find ways to inspire and engage with younger audiences, helping them understand complex narratives and make emotional connections to academic learnings, while developing analytical and social skills.