BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education: Part 10 - From broadcast to co-creation?

Publication Date 13 Nov 2018

BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education
2 & 3 November 2018

In the UK (as elsewhere), mainstream education at primary, secondary and higher level is in financial and political crisis. In particular, the arts and other forms of cultural education are being divested in favour of the ‘hard’ subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. The right to free, comprehensive education, a key aspiration of post-war welfare state endowment in the UK - is a diminishing mainstream political demand. This symposium asks, given such a context, what can and should education provision by museums and art galleries do and be?

Over two days at BALTIC we bring together education experts, artists, curators and thinkers who have profound experience of working within the fields of education, curating and pedagogy in gallery contexts; and who have differing views of the ways in which arts institutions can and should be used to support and extend education at a local and international level.

Andrea Phillips (BALTIC Professor & Director of the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art)

Part 10: From broadcast to co-creation?

Laura Raicovich (writer and art worker, until recently President and Executive Director of the Queens Museum, NYC)

Alastair Hudson (Director of The Whitworth and Manchester Art Galleries)

Sarah Munro (Director, BALTIC)

Laura Raicovich will discuss alternatives to the ways in which museums have seen themselves as educational organisations with a primary focus on broadcasting information to its audiences. How can a museum foster a deeply co-creative exchange model for interactions between a museum and its various publics?

Alistair Hudson will discuss The Whitworth and Manchester Art Galleries as 19th century social devices.

Sarah Munro will discuss BALTIC’s new Centre for Public Practice.

Speakers Laura Raicovich, Alastair Hudson, Sarah Munro, Andrea Phillips
Formats MPEG 4, Symposium
Month November 2018
Keywords BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, Education, Critically Engaged, socially engaged
Related Event BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education (2 & 3 November 2018)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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