Collin’s Barracks, Dublin (© Declan O’ Doherty: http://declanod.wordpress.com/2009/12/)

Just a quick blog post on upcoming discussion forum taking place in Collins’s Barracks, Dublin 7 next Friday the 13th of July. The Irish Museums Association is holding its annual practitioners’ forum, Blow Your Own Trumpet 2012, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History on Friday, 13th July. This all-day event provides practitioners with a chance to share their findings and experiences working with a variety of projects and to engage with colleagues working in museums, galleries and cultural institutions; particularly in the areas of access, outreach & education (more information can be found here).

SCHEDULE

10:05 – 10:20 The Irish Community Archive Network – Sharing Our Local History Online y Lorna Elms, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

SESSION 1: WALKING THE WALK, TALKING THE TALK: GUIDING THE VISITOR. AV LECTURE HALL

10:20 – 10:35 The Audience as ‘les grands voyeurs’: information provision versus audience-driven dialogue in museums by Jenny Papassotiriou, Office of Public Works – Historic Properties

10:35 – 10:50 Seminars on the street: how can we ‘do’ history walking tours in Dublin by John Gibney, Historical Insights Ireland

10:50 – 11:05 Carlow’s Trail of the Saints Project by Dermot Mulligan, Carlow County Museum

SESSION 2: COMMUNICATING COLLECTIONS. AV LECTURE HALL

11:40 – 11:55 The Haunted Hunt; creative inspiration and engagement centred around a diverse museum collection by Cara-Jan O’Callaghan

11:55 – 12:10 Care and Access: the Marron Collection by Theresa Loftus, Monaghan County Museum

12:10 – 12:25 Integrating Narrative: Media & the Exhibition by Susan Holland, Crafts Council of Ireland

12:25 – 12:40 What happens next is a secret by Marguerite O’Molloy, IMMA

SESSION 3: MUSEUMS & MENTAL HEALTH. PALATINE ROOM

14:00 – 14:10 Arts & Health, An Irish Perspective by Claire Meaney, www.artsandhealth.ie

14:10 – 14:25 The Azure Project (Art & Dementia) (TBC) by Bairbre – Ann Harkin, Butler Gallery (TBC)

14:25 – 14:40 Arteffact- can Museums really improve your mental health? by Morrigan Mason,  Bodelwyddan Castle Trust, Wales

15:00 – 16:00 Workshop / Demo by Sian Hughes and Alison Mercer, Arteffact

 

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One Response to “IRISH MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET” Subscribe

  1. Portia December 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Oh good.

    Maybe they found the 13 moonstones that were lost in transit from Bru Na Boinne to the Museum in 1997?

    How can you possibly loose lorry loads of artifacts like that?

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