Tuesday, 22 October 2013

HME PLC November 2013

Hamilton Area Museum Educators
invites you to our November 2013 Peer Learning Circle

Adult Education and Museums’/Galleries’ role in inquiry-based learning and the “New” Curriculum
Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:00am-3:00pm
Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd West, Burlington, ON
This session is FREE!

Presenters and topics include:

Dr. Gregory Davies
Student Collaboration, Curatorship and Educational Outreach: ‘Worldly Possessions’ at the McMaster Museum of Art
This talk will outline the design of the current ‘Worldly Possessions’ exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art and focus on student involvement in curatorship and educational outreach through research, tours, activities and electronic media.

Assistant Professor, History of Art, School of the Arts, McMaster University (BA., York University, MA., University of Toronto). I have been teaching Art History courses at the School of the Arts, McMaster University since 2002. I have also taught courses in Art History at the University of Toronto and Guelph University. My areas of specialized interest are Italian Baroque and Renaissance art and my dissertation (in progress) focuses upon caricature and its invention in 17th-century Italy. During my time at McMaster I have developed and implemented two Art History travel courses in Italy, taught each spring through the School of the Arts. In addition to curating the current exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art (Worldly Possessions: Visualizing Ownership in the Age of the Baroque) I am also currently involved in the design of a teaching module to be offered through the proposed Centre for Arts and Social Engagement (CASE) initiative.

Nicole Neufeld
Seniors in the Studio: Education Programs for an Aging Population
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
For over two years, KW|AG has partnered with the Alzheimer Society Kitchener-Waterloo to jointly deliver gallery programs for individuals living with early onset Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  This talk will run through program delivery, reveal some of the findings and benefits of delivering programs to seniors, and offer insights into future opportunities and challenges facing this kind of initiative.

Nicole Neufeld is the Director of Public Programs at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and received a Master of Arts in Art History from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Guelph.  Previously, she was Head of Membership & Development at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), and held positions at the National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, and Carleton University. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Guelph Arts Council, the Steering Committee for the Family Centre (Kitchener), and the Let’s Read! Waterloo Region Family Literacy Initiative committee.  Neufeld was co-curator of ImagiNation: New Cultural Topographies and co-organizer of a conference at Carleton University, Complicated Entanglements: Rethinking Pluralism in the 21st Century.

Dr. Joyce Zazulak
Speaking on the importance of curiosity to adult learning.

Leslie Furness
Speaking on the New Curriculum.

Registration is limited! Contact one of the HME coordinators to register BEFORE NOVEMBER 13.

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