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engage is a membership organisation representing gallery, art and education professionals in the UK and over 20 countries worldwide. engage promotes access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through gallery education.


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Publication Announcement - engage 36: Resilience
The latest issue of the engage Journal focuses on the theme of resilience within gallery education.engage 36 tackles the issue and impact of resilience on the visual arts education sectors in the UK and internationally. The theme was selected by the Journal Editorial Advisory Board at a meeting that raised ... Full story

ARTIST ROOMS engage Yorkshire Area Group Event: Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
Thursday 28 January 2016, 10.00-16.00The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, YorkFREE (Limited places, booking essential)engage members and colleagues from across the region are invited to join Yorkshire Area Group Reps for a seminar event organised in partnership with ARTIST ROOMS, CapeUK, Museums Development Yorkshire and GEM on Thursday 28 January 2016, from ... Full story

Celebrating gallery education: Five individuals win awards in recognition of their work within the sector
On Thursday 19 November the fifth annual Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education celebrated the hard work and dedication of colleagues working within the sector of gallery, museum and visual arts education. The Awards are funded by the Marsh Christian Trust and run by engage, the support and advocacy ... Full story

The education problem: or, how art schools could encourage more diverse ways to be an artist - Artquest
Artquest / Block336
Wednesday 2 December
Part of the System Failure talks series, November - December 2015.The fifth talk as part of System Failure will look at art schools, and asks if they promote to narrow a vision of what an artist's career is like: studio, objects, sales.Art schools have long had a problem with professional ... Full details

London Museum Development Digital Futures skills sharing programme
Museum of London
Tuesday 10 November 2015
This course will explore the potential for using mobile devices as part of your museum experience. It will cover both using mobile devices to engage visitors with your content and as a means for visitors to get creative in response to their visit. Attendees will find out about a variety ... Full details

Kids in Museums Workshop - Digital Families
Museum of London
Friday 11 December
We’re all going digital, and that includes our family audiences. Come along to a day full of ideas and practical sessions to help you to digitally engage family visitors with your museums and galleries.Further information is available on the website. Full details

Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators
Arts 4 Dementia, The Campaign for Drawing,
Aim of the Day: To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers.    Learning Outcomes: At the end of the session participants will be able to: -Demonstrate their understanding of the various ... Full details

Head of Learning
Gallery based in Eastbourne seeks experienced professional to champion the role of genuinely diverse access into the visual arts through partnerships and outreach work, building on their key role as a social and cultural community space Full description

Head of Learning
Arts organisation based in Cumbria seeks creative, experienced person to lead the Learning and Engagement Team in developing and delivering innovative programmes. Full description

Learning Programme Administrator
Yorkshire-based visual arts organisation seeks experienced art education administrator to support their Family Engagement, Arts and Health and Formal Learning programmes. Full description


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  • engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a charitable company limited by guarantee
  • Charity number: 1087471
    Company number: 4194208
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    Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road,
    London E1 6LA