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Twenty-Five Years of Gallery Education

To mark the 25th anniversary of engage, this issue of the engage Journal looks back at the development of gallery education over that period and reflects on where it stands now.

Established in 1989 as the National Association for Gallery Education, the development of engage coincides with both the development of gallery education as a distinct area of practice in the UK, and significant change within the visual arts and education sectors.

Amongst these changes were: investment in cultural organisations developing education work in the 1980s; investment by government in new audiences engaging with the arts and culture; re-housing the arts through the Lottery in the late 1990s and 2000s. Currently we are working in the context of the austerity of the 2000s, where less investment in culture from the public sector and major changes in the education sector in England could threaten the engagement of children and young people in arts and culture. Conversely, these challenges may be may stimulate innovation and partnership in the field of gallery education.

The contributors to this issue have responded to these topics and more, with reference to practices and challenges faced in different contexts.

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engage 35: Twenty-Five Years of Gallery Education
Winter 2014
Published by engage, London

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Editor's Introduction
Karen Raney

Gallery Education: a co-operative community
Jane Sillis

Maintaining a Radical Vision
Felicity Allen and Karen Raney

It's about changing the world
Chris Naylor

Interpreting and Learning
Michael Tooby

Five Terms from the Lexicon of Gallery Education
Liz Ballard, Lawrence Bradby, Nell Croose Myhill, Natalie Zervou

Anything is Possible: The story of gallery education at Orleans House Gallery
Rachel Tranter, Nathalie Palin, Alexandra Bennett, Bessie Millar, Miranda Stearn, Elizabeth Fraser-Betts

Some Are More Equal Than Others. Hierarchies of value inside the art gallery
Judith Stewart

Is digital technology shaping engagement with audiences and the way gallery education is conducted?
Dr Judy Thomas, Susan Coles, Vicky Sturrs, Jono Carney, Lesley-Anne Rose, Dan Howard

A Professional Journey: Teacher/educator/curator/mother/artist
Annabel Johnson

Learning to doubt
Lydia Ashman

Residency: the fact of living in a place 1
Georgina Kennedy

Helen O'Donoghue and Katy Fitzpatrick In Conversation
Helen O'Donoghue, Katy Fitzpatrick

The Difference Money Makes: The ethics of corporate funding of gallery education
Bridget McKenzie

Being Honest about Education
Veronica Sekules

My engagement
Rachel Moss

A View from Canada
Pat Sullivan

Young Contemporaries Mapped
Alice Thickett

A way into gallery learning
Jess White

Where do we stand? Artist Educators creative practices within museum and gallery settings
Elena Tognoli

Learning is Learning is Learning
Maria Xanthoudaki

Museum Learning: A Transformation
Emmajane Avery

Notes from the outgoing editor
Karen Raney

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