|Creating Child Friendly Cultural Spaces |
|A FREE seminar presented in association with Museum & Gallery Services Queensland|
|Where: Tony Gould Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank|
When: Thursday 12 June 5pm- 6.30pm
Part of The 3rd CHILD FRIENDLY CITIES SYMPOSIUM
Brought to you by QPAC, Museum of Brisbane and Griffith University
at QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival for 3 to 8 year olds
Today we expect that child friendly cities will host child friendly museums. What do children and carers really think about their experiences with arts and culture in our museums?
Hear members of the Youth Advisory Group for The Edge, a dedicated space for young people across the Cultural Centre, report on their visits to museums and galleries. What do these children expect from child friendly museums? How do they value their early childhood visitor experiences? Hear museum & gallery professionals talk candidly about their insights as parents of children aged 3-8 on family visits to museums. How responsive are museums to children’s needs?
What opportunities do child friendly museums provide for meaningful experiences with objects or art works? What recollections do participants have of these significant interactive moments of aesthetic, cognitive, emotional, collaborative engagement?
|Hannah Billett and Raya Mawson-Sargeant, the youngest Edgy Advisors as museum and gallery reviewers in conversation with Collette Brennan, Creative Director The Edge, State Library of Queensland and Sandra Fields, Fieldworx|
Sandra Fields, Fieldworx on how to operate your own youth advisory group|
Andrew Moritz, Director Workshops Rail Museum and Louise Martin-Chew, Freelance writer both as parent reviewers reflecting on their own family's visit experiences.|
Early primary school visitors to Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) talking about their engagement with and interpretation of artwork.|
Melina Mallos, Curriculum & Education Programs Officer, QAG on what enables meaningful engagement with kids in the gallery|
|To register please phone the Out of the Box office on 07 3840 7329. Bookings can also be made online, see the link to the Symposium Program below. |
|For further information and stimulus material:|
|Download a preprint of an article published in Curator: The Museum Journal: Anderson, D., B. Piscitelli, K. Weier, M. Eeverett, and C. Tayler. 2002. "Children’s museum experiences: Identifying powerful mediators of learning. " 45 (3): 213-231. Curator: The Museum Journal is published quarterly by AltaMira Press, A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. and the California Academy of Sciences. Copyright © California Academy of Sciences 2002. All rights reserved. Permission must be obtained from the Publisher for reproduction of any material in any form. Curator is a journal of opinion, and the views expressed in its articles are not necessarily those of the Publisher or the California Academy of Sciences.|
|About State Library of Queensland's The Edge program |
|To see the Edgy Advisors in action:|