Coronavirus Conversations: Learning and Engagement Manifesto - Museums Association

Coronavirus Conversations: Learning and Engagement Manifesto

30 September 2021, 1000-1115
Online, Zoom

Join us for the final webinar of our series examining examine key aspect the Museums Association’s Manifesto for Learning and Engagement. 

This online event examines research and evaluation in relation to the manifesto, which states that: “Museums should support people-centred research that responds to the challenges in society and leads to positive change.”

It also looks at partnerships, and the manifesto’s call for partnerships to “bring communities together and be based on the principle of equity”.

A selection of speakers from across the UK share their reflections on how the manifesto can be used in practice.

This event is organised jointly with GEM and Engage. Delegates will hear provocations from speakers, take part in breakout room discussions and put their questions to the Q&A panel.

Speakers

Jane Sillis, Director, Engage (chair)

Victoria Hollows, Chief Executive, Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure Trust

Kate Noble, Senior Research Associate: Museum Learning, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge Museums

Adem Holness, Curator of Music, Horniman Museum & Gardens

Anu Henriques, Director, Skin Deep (TBC)

More speakers will be announced in due course

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1000-1005
Welcome from the Chair

Jane Sillis, Director, Engage

1005-1025
Research and Evaluation

The Learning and Engagement Manifesto states: “Museums should support people-centred research that responds to the challenges in society and leads to positive change.”

Victoria Hollows, Chief Executive, Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure Trust and Kate Noble, Senior Research Associate: Museum Learning, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge Museums will each give a five-minute provocation.

Attendees will then be put into self-facilitated breakout rooms (approximately six people per room) for eight minutes to discuss the issues raised.

1025-1050
Partnerships

The Learning and Engagement Manifesto states: “Partnerships should bring communities together and be based on the principle of equity. Museums should work with a diverse range of partners and think beyond traditional partners and audiences.”

Adem Holness, Curator of Music, Horniman Museum & Gardens, and Anu Henriques, Director, Skin Deep (TBC), will give a 15-minute provocation on their partnership work.

Attendees will then be put into self-facilitated breakout rooms (approximately six people per room) for eight minutes to discuss the issues raised.

1050-1115
Q&A panel discussion

With Victoria Hollows, Kate Noble, Adem Holness and Anu Henriques. Chaired by Jane Sillis.

Important booking information

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Please be aware this event is for MA members only

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You will be emailed full details of how to join the Zoom webinar on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at approximately 1130.

This event will be recorded and made available on our website after the event.

Event details

Date 30 September 2021
Time 1000-1115
Location Online
Zoom

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