|Sharing Learning: Networking Session|
|Level 2, 381 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley|
Wednesday 5 December, 3pm - 5pm
A great networking opportunity for staff working in education and public programs.
Interested in meeting other museum, gallery or library staff involved in education and public program initiatives? Take the opportunity to share what's working for your organisation, the positive strategies that you have discovered and to bring along any burning questions you may have about education initiatives in museums or galleries. See a range of learning resources including the Resource kit for Queensland Schools based on the collection of Gold Coast City Art Gallery and a range of Queensland Museum’s object based learning kits.
Followed by wine and nibbles, this will be a great opportunity to meet others and to grow your network.
|Virginia Rigney, Curator, Public Programs, Gold Coast City Art Gallery will be speaking on developing a resource kit for Queensland schools that relates work from the collection of Gold Coast City Art Gallery directly to the school curriculum.|
Virginia Rigney manages a diverse education program and is also involved in curating exhibitions at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. She previously held curatorial positions at the Powerhouse Museum, through which she also developed an exhibition of Australian contemporary fashion and design developed for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She then worked at the Glasgow Museum in Scotland where she became Curator of Art and managed the Contemporary Art program during the city’s yearlong festival European City of Culture 1990.
David Milne, Manager, Strategic Learning Team, Queensland Museum will be highlighting some of the student activities and teacher guidelines that underpin the GAMAA award winning Journey of Understanding: Refugee and Cultural Diversity education kit. The kit has been designed to instil empathy for borrowers about refugee issues and to further multicultural awareness.
David Milne’s responsibilities at the Queensland Museum include leading several different teams within Regional Services. These include the Education Queensland seconded teachers, the Loans Service at Hendra, and the travelling Biobus Biotechnology Project. David is also developing a lifelong learning strategy across the QM campuses. He is an experienced international educator and has held posts as an international school principal, an education consultant and a lecturer at the University of Queensland.