Gallery Education and the Digital Future conference Tate Britain, 6 February 2014

Gallery education and the digital future features two panels of diverse contributors who will examine how the cultural sector, in particular gallery education, currently uses digital technology. Speakers also explore what the future holds in terms of digital development, what can be learnt from the cultural, corporate and higher education sectors, and how galleries can implement new technologies and platforms within education and learning programmes. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion, debate and questions from seminar delegates. The seminar will be of interest to individuals working in the visual arts and galleries, in the fields of education, learning and participation.

This seminar aims to

  • Explore the use of digital technologies and platforms within gallery education
  • Investigate the use of digital technologies in other cultural sectors for education, learning and participation programmes
  • Establish what is missing in terms of how gallery education uses digital technologies and platforms
  • Consider research and practice that could support gallery education to use digital technologies and platforms in the future.

The seminar includes input from

  • Anra Kennedy (Content and Partnerships Director, Culture24)
  • Lisa Jacques (Learning Officer Contemporary Visual Arts, Leicester City Council)
  • Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli (Creative Directors, AccessArt)
  • Ruth Catlow (Co-Founder and Co-Director, Furtherfield)
  • Dr Sian Bayne (Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Edinburgh)
  • Mike Ellis (Director, Thirty8 Digital)
  • Paula Le Dieu (Digital Director, Mozilla)

The morning and afternoon panels are chaired by Rebecca Sinker (Curator: Digital Learning, Tate Britain and Tate Modern) and Rob Greig (Chief Technology Officer, Royal Opera House).

Morning Panel

How does the cultural sector, in particular gallery education, work with digital technologies and platforms?

Afternoon Panel

Future developments for the use of digital technologies and platforms for gallery education. What can be learnt from the cultural, corporate and higher education sectors?

During the day there will be tours of the new Taylor Digital Studio at Tate Britain with Luca Damiani, Digital Studio Coordinator, and presentations on Tate’s education and digital work with Fran Laws, Assistant Curator, BP Art Exchange and Marina Castledine, National Manager: Circuit, Young People’s Programme.

This seminar has been organised by engage, Tate, ARTISTS ROOMS and ARTIST ROOMS Research Partnership.

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