"Hi Zoe and thanks for this thoughtful post. I was surprised to see that although there is a great deal of discussion around the value of museums in education - and David is such a fabulous advocate for all of this - a recent paper: The Future of…"
How should gallery and museum educators prepare for the approaching new national curriculum?At the 'GREAT educators' conference that Museums & Galleries NSW presented at Albury last week, one of the sessions looked at the new national curriculum.David Arnold, Education Manager at the National Museum of Australia and President of the Museums Australia Education National Network (ENN) spoke about how the ENN had grouped together to comment on the history and science national curriculum…See More
Museums & Galleries NSW and the Historic Houses Trust present Defying extinction: keeping museums and galleries alive, a timely seminar exploring creative and effective approaches to funding. Including metropolitan and regional speakers, the seminar will look at how a range of museums and galleries have succeeded in generating alternative streams of revenue and support to help keep them afloat.The first seminar in the annual Museum of Sydney/Museums & Galleries NSW series, Defying…See More
Zoe Johnson is an artist and arts administrator. In her current role as Programs and Services Officer at Museums & Galleries NSW Zoe supports the development of programs for museums, galleries, keeping places and collections across NSW. Zoe brings to the position her recent experience working as a curatorial assistant at BildMuseet, Sweden, where she contributed to the development, recording, and maintenance of a range of international exhibitions and exchanges. Whilst living in Sweden Zoe contributed to the Urban Concerns fanzine, and also taught digital media and art.
Zoe has been engaged in the arts sector as a maker, writer and administrator. She writes articles and reviews for a range of publications and websites, including artshub. She has participated in numerous exhibitions around Sydney, and curated 600 degrees of separation, which showcased the work of emerging glass artists. Her works tend to be interactive, and often combine the ancient technique of glass blowing and fusing with new digital technology and online media. Zoe’s images and text have been included in a range of publications, including most recently in the Corning Museum Annual Glass Review 2008.