IMA Education + Outreach forum, Dublin (Conference)

Posted: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Bookings are now open for The Irish Museums Association (IMA)'s annual one-day 'Forum: Education and Outreach' on Monday 5 July 2019 (10:00 - 16:00) at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Dublin.

Held each Spring, this forum is a key event in the calendar for museum practitioners and educators from the wider cultural sector to meet and discuss topics of interest to their learning programmes, with a focus on the social impact of museum on our communities.

Through a series of 15 minute presentations that range from discussing resources to individual projects, the forum provides an informal platform to reflect and engage with colleagues. With ample time set aside for debate, it is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas; where a lasting contribution can be made to the development of life-long education in the museum context.


  • Diversity and Inclusion World Café at the National Library of Ireland - Maeve Casserly, Exhibitions, Learning, and Programming (ELP), National Library of Ireland.

  • 14 Henrietta Street: A case study in audience-centered thinking - Aalia Kamal, Head of Engagement and Gemma Sexton, Head of Visitor Experience, Dublin City Council Culture Company           

  • ‘Reimagine, Remake, Replay’- Engaging young people with heritage through digital and creative technologies - Tríona White Hamilton, Development Officer, Northern Ireland Museums Council and Jamie Austin, Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Service

  • Culture Club Evolution - Siobhan Pierce, Education Officer for Archaeology and Natural History and Annie Birney, Museum Educator for Archaeology, National Museum of Ireland.

  • Coding Culture: Closing the Gap between History and Technology - Claire Murray, Head of Education, Irish Family History Centre and Shannon Wilson, Education and Outreach Officer, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.      

  • Working to Become Dementia Friendly - Rachel Toner, Visitor Engagement Officer, Armagh Robinson Library

  • Connecting people, places and heritage - Gary Martin, Outreach Officer, Cavan Co Museum     

  • Living Inside: six voices from the history of prison reform - Brian Crowley, Curator of Collections, Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Oisín Wall, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, UCD

  • Curious Creatures: A Community Outreach Project at the Hugh Lane Gallery - Kimberly Ann Griffith, Fulbright Scholar, Hugh Lane Gallery


Click here to download and view the detailed schedule, presentation abstracts and biographies of speakers.

Click here to make your booking via EventBrite or email for a booking form and bank transfer details. Tickets range from €20 - €32.88.

The IMA gratefully acknowledges the support received from our host venue for this event, the National Museum of Ireland, and the core funding the IMA receives from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Heritage Council of Ireland.