Call for Papers, IMA Education and Outreach Forum 2017 (CFP)

Posted: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Irish Museums Association (IMA) Forum: Education and Outreach has issued a call for papers. The deadline is the 29 May 2017 and the forum will take place on Thursday 6 July  2017 at National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts and History.

Submission Deadline: Monday, 29 May 2017
Event Date: Thursday, 6 July 2017
Event Location: Lecture Theatre, NMI, Collins Barracks, Benburb St., Dublin

Held each Spring for over a decade, this forum has firmly established itself as a key event in the calendar for museum practitioners and cultural educators to meet and discuss topics of interest to their learning and engagement programmes. From discussing resources to reflecting on individual projects, the forum provides an informal platform to share your findings and engage with colleagues.

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 education in the museum context. A selection of papers are published in the Museum Ireland Journal each year.

We are interested in hearing from you if you have been working on a new and innovative project within learning that is happening on the ground - or have an example of creative engagement and learning - in museums, galleries and other collection-based institutions.

Submissions must be sent by 4pm on Monday, 29 May 2017 to Gina O'Kelly, Irish Museums Association at and must contain:

• Full name, job title and institution (if applicable)
• Email address and telephone number
• Personal Biography (150 words max)
• Proposed Title of presentation
• Presentation Abstract (200 words max)

The forum will consist of short papers of 15 minutes duration with ample time for discussion. Speakers must be available to present in person on 6 July 2017. The language of the forum will be English. Papers are selected by a panel of museum professionals and educators. Detailed information on the members of the panel and selection criteria is available from Gina O'Kelly at the IMA.