Event: Irish Museums Association Annual Conference 2019 - 'We Are All Engagers'
Location: Crawford Art Gallery and Cork Public Museum, Cork
Additional Information: Museums are rising to the challenge of increasing and diversifying their audiences and are enthusiastic in their commitment to playing an active role in improving lives and creating a better society. However the 'relevance' of the museum is still mostly discussed in relation to sustaining and increasing audiences and social contribution, yet not posing the question of how we can ensure these changing values and aims are embedded in the core of the museum. This conference will consider how museums can imbue audience-centred thinking within their organisational culture, in particular how we can develop and reimagine collections in ways which will actively engage the public. How can we unlock our full potential by becoming more dynamic, agile, and responsive to issues of contemporary relevance? The Conference is being held over two days in the Crawford Gallery on Friday 1st March and in the Cork Public Museum on the 2nd. It promises to be an excellent two days and for full information, including details of fees and registration, visit https://irishmuseums-