"I agree that this is alarming and am heartened Tim by your suggestion that we have a conversation about the meaning of this. I would go further tho and suggest that there needs to be a proactive response from the sector rather than a…"
"Hi Angelina - unconference looks like fun. I wonder if a session on social media and social inclusion in the arts would be welcome? Have been hearing from folk at Beyond Empathy and others about power of soc media in getting content created by…"
Mmm Yes what is 'social inclusion'? Good question. One institution's idea of access is anothers elitist cubby house and one community's ideal of access and democracy is anothers suspicion of govt intrusion! Too…"
Thanks for the reply. This is very helpful. One of the things I am noticing is just how endemic social inclusion is in basic museum practice and how this is - and isn't - being articualted by different institutions. I am thinking…"
"Hi Sophie- We look at achieving social inclusion and cultural democracy with our projects at the MHC:PHM. These usually take the form of social partnerships with communities and/or individuals that result in people telling and 'owning'…"
Thanks for the post and for letting me know about the programs Questacon is doing in Sydney.
Are you able to elucidate on the project a little in terms of who it began, what the impetus for the institution was (ie were you approched by a…"
You might have heard of the Street University project in Western Sydney - from the little I know of it, seems a nice way to match up community members with specific skills with more disadvantaged community members with a desire to learn.…"
Having managed outreach programs for the Australian Museum I am now consulting with insitutions to strategise around funding and inclusion programs. I am currently working with Arts Health Australia to engage cultural institutions in health-oriented programming and the State Library NSW on their education programs.
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we may be able to create something like that with a group of SITC participants as an evaluation tool and experiment?
it's also similar to the things we were talking about yesterday
G'day, Sophie. Hope it's been a good weekend. I'm afraid I don't know enough about what you do in Science in the City and what you want to achieve, this would help guide developing any pre-visit stimuli. Pauline Fitzgerald would be a good person to confer with. Also, it is better to match the preparation with the actual event rather than have some kind of generic template. What we do know with young people is that they hate filling out sheets; they would rather be given some kind of role, like taking digital photographs of what really turned them on and then using them to discuss the visit when they get back to school. Alternatively, they can develop a set of provocative questions that they would like to follow up the visit with. So much depends on the nature of the planned experience. They could write a rap, or make a sculpture, it could bring science into another key learning area. Good luck with it all. Susan
I am writing as I am interested in a comment of yours that I recently read:-
"where is the ability to reflect/collect/participate and leave a record/trace? what would happen if we applied this possibility to outreach, especially MIAB lastly equity-- how can we use these modes of cocreation to engage those who don't have ownership in our cultural 'authority'."
The reason is because I am working on my dissertation which is exploring the role of co-created moving image project in museusm and gallery outreach.
I know it's a bit broad at the moment but I am wondering if you have some suggestions or good sources of reference?
Sorry to ask an obvious question but what is MIAB?!!
Would really appreciate any suggestions. Mny thanks