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 [...]

V&A Professional Development Courses

Here's an opportunity for you. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, has recently announced a new slate of courses at their Learning Academy. Designed for museum professionals, the courses include leadership, interpretation, and programming. A snippet from their Marketing Manager: "Each of our short, intensive courses are taught by V&A staff and focus [...]

By |2017-06-23T14:59:45+00:00June 26th, 2017|professional development|0 Comments

International Competition for Gallery Education (psst: let’s nominate a Canadian this time)

The 2017 Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education are now open for nominations. Sure, four of them go to those in the UK. But there's one international prize available every round--and with all the 150 projects currently on the go, why wouldn't a Canadian winner be a good fit? Engage, Britain's CAGE correspondent, hosts [...]

By |2017-06-23T14:53:15+00:00June 26th, 2017|awards, professional development|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 [...]

Walking Through History

Don’t you hate those conferences where you only get to see the inside of an anonymous hotel meeting room? CAGE conference organizers always strive to offer participants a “boots on the ground” look at the creative scene at the cities we visit. On Day 3 of this year’s Halifax conference, participants will be treated to [...]

By |2017-07-29T01:17:07+00:00April 18th, 2017|professional development, programs|0 Comments