Blow Your Own Trumpet - IMA Practitioners' Forum 2012
Date: Friday 13th July
Time: 9.45am - 4.00pm
Location: National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
Fees: €5 / £4 for IMA members, €15 / £12 for non-members.
The Forum will comprise presentations on public engagement by John Gibney - Historical Insights Ireland; Marguerite O’Molloy - Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA); Theresa Loftus - Monaghan County Museum; Susan Holland - Crafts Council of Ireland; Dermot Mulligan - Carlow County Museum; Cara-Jan O’Callaghan; and Jenny Papassotiriou, Office of Public Works – Historic Properties. The afternoon session will focus on Museums and Mental Health with presentations by Morrigan Mason, Bodelwyddan Castle Trust, Wales, and Claire Meaney, http://www.artsandhealth.ie/.
The Forum will end with a workshop/demo run by Arteffact, a project run by four museums in North Wales (UK) aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of people experiencing mental distress through creative engagement in museums and galleries, finding inspiration in art and historical artefacts.
For full schedule, presentation abstracts and booking forms, please visit the Irish Museums Association's website: http://www.irishmuseums.org/