See Them Soon: Case Studies 2019

One of the highlights of any CAGE symposium is the Case Studies series. CAGE participants find out what others have been doing across the country. Case Study presenters come ready to reveal new programs, best practices, and lessons learned. This year in Edmonton, Case Studies form an important backbone of programming and are thematically linked [...]

New Research in Art Gallery Education

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) recently announced the results of the Impact of Art Museum Programs on Student Research Initiative, a collaboration between the NAEA Museum Education Division and the American Art Museum Directors. On Saturday, October 13, the Detroit Institute of Arts hosted a day-long symposium that explored the findings of this important [...]

By |2018-10-31T17:09:31+00:00October 31st, 2018|education, professional development|0 Comments

Museum and Gallery Education on YouTube

If you went to YouTube to find out more about "museum/gallery education", what would you find? Results range from videos produced by institutions to prepare visiting teachers, to art gallery educators producing videos for other art gallery educators. This list outlines some of what folks can encounter on a relatively casual search for information about our profession, [...]

Presenting Judy Koke, Presenter

Guest post by Melissa Smith, Art Gallery of Ontario and CAGE executive member My favourite memory of Judy Koke, a leading museum educator and theorist, happened during the Youth Summer Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She was the Chief of Public Programming and Learning, a significant leadership role, and was on the floor [...]

Peter Morin: Artist & Workshop Leader for CAGE 2018

The CAGE conference is coming up soon -- May 3-5, 2018 in Ottawa. As part of a series about our workshop presenters and guest speakers, here is Nicolle Nugent's heart-felt and detailed account of working with Indigenous artist and teacher Peter Morin in 2015. If you like what you read here, come experience Peter Morin's [...]

Latin American Museums Lead the Way

Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum (among many other things), has just returned from the El Museo Reimaginado Conference of the Americas in Medellin, Colombia, and she's pretty fired up about it. Anyone interested in how museums can become community catalysts will read Simon's most recent blog post about her experiences and get fired [...]

Interpreting Immigration History Through Art

No trip to Halifax would be complete without a trip to Canada’s Immigration Museum at Pier 21. CAGE 2017 participants will be visiting Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Immigration. For our group, Pier 21 is offering a private tour concentrating on their arts programming. We will hear about their Artist-in-Residence program (during our visit, [...]

By |2017-07-29T01:17:07+00:00April 19th, 2017|education, exhibition, symposium|0 Comments

Some Reading for the Plane

The CAGE symposium is almost here. For those participating, and those who only wish they were, here is a little light reading from keynote speaker Amanda Cachia. She'll refer to this article during her time with CAGE delegates; reading it is a great way to be part of the conversation. This article was originally printed by the Journal [...]

Wonder’neath

Who wouldn’t want to spend a Friday night making art? Participants at CAGE 2017 in Halifax will spend part of the evening of April 21st at the Wonder’neath Art Society, a neighbourhood resource supporting artistic development and community dialogue throught the arts. Bringing together professional artists and local residents in their studio space, Wonder’neath bills [...]

By |2017-07-29T01:17:16+00:00April 13th, 2017|community, education, symposium|0 Comments

Creating Access in Art Galleries: Elizabeth Sweeney

Home-grown academic, educator, and activist Elizabeth Sweeney will be encouraging CAGE 2017 participants to examine their galleries and practice during the Friday, April 21st panel with Clair Dykhuis, Caterin Martin and Bria Millar. Sweeney, a visual artist, art gallery educator, and curator is also a “queer learning disabled Acadian who grew up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia”. [...]