The Irish Museums Association’s annual Education + Outreach Forum will take place on Friday 5 July 2019 at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Dublin. The day will include a presentation on ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ by Rachel Toner from Armagh Robinson Library.

This event is an opportunity for museum and cultural practitioners and educators to meet and discuss topics of interest to their learning and engagement programmes.

Programme Outline

  • 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, and TBC, Dublin City Council Culture Company
  • 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; Catherine Cox, Associate Professor, UCD School of History; 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

Booking information

Full programme, abstracts and speakers’ biographies can be found at


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