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Welcome to GEM
Thanks to £168,000 of Arts Council England (ACE) funding, GEM will set up a
new permanent LEARNING AND SHARING CENTRE (LSC) for all those
in the cultural sector that are involved in education. Through a range of
face-to-face meetings and online digital resources, the LSC
will equip museum staff with the skills they need.
GEM Foundation Courses: Museum Learning 2017
The dates of GEM’s foundation courses in 2017 are:
(a) Manchester: 24/25 April; 22/23 May; 19/20 June 2017
(b) London: 9/10 October; 6/7 November and 4/5 December 2017.
GEM's foundation course in Museum Learning is aimed at those people working or volunteering in the sector at the start of their time as a heritage learning practitioner or manager. Pete Brown is the course director.
If you would like to be informed when more information and booking is available, please email the GEM Office to express your interest.
Find out more about our past foundation courses here.
GEM Conference 2016: Museum without borders
Robert Janes produced a thought-provoking video, which was premiered during
conference on 1 September 2016. The video touches on the idea that museums need
to move beyond their so-called "neutrality" and tackle the serious issues facing
the world. Do we need to redefine the meaning of education in museums to
succeed in doing so? Although they say it - do museums really believe that
education is a key focus of musuems? Is it a challenge to accept a definition
of education wider than one of “it’s all about teaching school groups”? These
questions and more may need to be answered.
You can watch his presentation here.
Volunteer for GEM!
There are many ways in which you can help GEM to promote the importance of
learning through museums, galleries and other cultural organisations.
We do need your help - and helping GEM can also play an important part in your own professional development.
Click HERE to volunteer now! We shall provide you with details of some opportunities which match your skills and experience.