Education in Museums – Reflections from Museums Australia Conference
Last week at the Museums Australia conference in Adelaide there were a number of presenters that spoke about Museum Education (broadly referring to museums, galleries, libraries, zoos, historic sites etc.) – about engaging school audiences. Despite being an Museum Educator myself, I intentionally did not go to all education-related presentations, with the aim of looking more a the big picture of what is happening in Museums. However I did go to a number of Education streams, particularly on the first day of the conference. From these presentations I came to some general thoughts and conclusions about what is happening in our sector…
Thursday at the Museums Australia Conference – a summary
The day opened with two Keynote presentations that showcased the innovative use of technology to preserve and protect at-risk cultural heritage. The speakers were a very inspiring way to begin the day.
Wednesday at the Museums Australia Conference – a summary
The second day at MA had a more vibrant feel to it. I may be biased, but I think it had a lot to do with the presence of a Museum Theatre stream. As an IMTALAP member, I was really proud to see the group so well represented to the broader museum sector.