Coronavirus Conversations: Learning and Engagement Manifesto - Museums Association

Coronavirus Conversations: Learning and Engagement Manifesto

17 June 2021, 1000-1115
Online, Zoom

Join us for the second in a series of three webinars scheduled for 2021 that examines key aspects of the Museums Association’s manifesto for Learning and Engagement. 

In this webinar, Rachel Tranter, Director, GEM, facilitates an interactive discussion about community participation, workforce and collections.

A selection of speakers from across the UK share their reflections on how the manifesto can be used in practice. There will be breakout spaces for attendees to discuss the issues raised in small groups, as well as opportunities to ask questions.

This event is organised jointly with GEM and Engage.

Speakers

Rachel Tranter, Director, GEM (chair)

Rachel Moss, Arts Education and Evaluation Consultant

Rachel Thibbotumunuwe, Learning Manager, Aberdeen City Council

Zerritha Brown
Brent 2020 Legacy Manager
Kate Fellows
Head of Learning and Access, Leeds Museums and Galleries
Collette Brownlee
Education Services Office, Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
William Tregaskes
Museum Manager, Cynon Valley, Co-Founder of FoHMuseums, and Steering Group Member of the Heritage Volunteer Group. Also MA rep for Wales

Programme

1000-1005
Welcome from the Chair

Rachel Tranter, Director, GEM

1005-1023
Community Participation

The Learning and Engagement Manifesto states: “Museums should develop innovative models of engagement which represent the cultural context of their communities and nations and that are brave and challenging. Community groups should be valued and fully engaged with all functions of the museum.”

Zerritha Brown, Brent 2020 Legacy Manager, and Collette Brownlee, Education Officer, the Irish Linen Centre & Museum, will each give a five-minute provocation.

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

1023-1041
Collections

The Learning and Engagement Manifesto states: “Collections belong to communities and without people museums are just storage warehouses. Collections are for public use.”

Kate Fellows, Head of Learning and Access, Leeds Museums and Galleries, and Rachel Thibbotumunuwe, Learning Manager, Aberdeen City Council, will each give a five-minute provocation.

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

1041-1059
Workforce

The Learning and Engagement Manifesto states: “Museums need a workforce that represents their communities, is respected and rewarded equally, and delivers and supports the ambitions of this manifesto.”

Rachel Moss, Freelancer for Arts Education & Evaluation, and William Tregaskes, Museum Manager, Cynon Valley, Co-Founder of FoHMuseums, and Steering Group Member of the Heritage Volunteer Group, will each give a five-minute provocation.

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

1059-1115
Panel Discussion

With Zerritha Brown, Collette Brownlee, Kate Fellows, Rachel Thibbotumunuwe, Rachel Moss and William Tregaskes

Important booking information

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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 17 June 2021
Time 1000-1115
Location Online
Zoom

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