Irish Museums Association Education and Outreach Forum 2019

Are you interested in museum or gallery learning and community engagement? The IMA’s annual Education + Outreach (Ed+O) forum in Dublin is a key event in the calendar for museum practitioners and educators to meet and discuss developments in museum education and community engagement.

Speakers will bring together a diverse range of voices to take part in panel sessions and present discussion papers that exemplify the shift towards a user-led philosophy in museums:

Diversity and Inclusion World Café at the NLI – Maeve Casserly, National Library of Ireland.
14 Henrietta Street: A case study in audience-centered thinking – Aalia Kamal & Gemma Sexton, Dublin City Council Culture Company
‘Reimagine, Remake, Replay’- Engaging young people with heritage through digital and creative technologies – Tríona White Hamilton, Northern Ireland Museums Council & Jamie Austin, Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Service
Culture Club Evolution – Siobhan Pierce & Annie Birney, National Museum of Ireland
Coding Culture: Closing the Gap between History and Technology – Claire Murray, Irish Family History Centre & Shannon Wilson, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.
Working to Become Dementia Friendly – Rachel Toner, Armagh Robinson Library
Connecting people, places and heritage – Gary Martin, Cavan Co Museum
Living Inside: six voices from the history of prison reform – Brian Crowley, Kilmainham Gaol Museum; Catherine Cox & Oisín Wall, UCD
Curious Creatures: A Community Outreach Project – Kimberly Ann Griffith, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Registration: €20 – €30. Detailed abstracts and speakers’ bios available on

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