2020 Symposium CANCELLED

With great regret but also with resolve, the CAGE Executive has decided to cancel the 2020 Symposium. We also understand that our membership will be very busy in the fall, likely in the process of updating and re-envisioning your programs. We decided to skip the 2020 symposium and come back well and re-energized in 2021. [...]

By |2020-03-19T13:20:02+00:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Re-Post: Continuing to RAM Colonization Down our Throats

Re-posted with permission by the author, Miranda Jimmy Miranda Jimmy is a passionate Edmontonian and member of Thunderchild First Nation. Last May, she joined CAGE on Treaty Six Territory to share her work around reconciliation and decolonizing with our members. With Miranda’s permission, we are reposting her essay on the Royal Alberta Museum’s new building [...]

By |2019-11-13T21:37:50+00:00October 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Designing Exhibitions with Kids

By Dara Armsden, Head of Education & Learning at the Art Gallery of Alberta Image 1: At the opening of the BMO World of Creativity: Time Travel to the Cubular Galaxy, March 2019. Image credit: Author Image 2:  An installation shot of student mural. Image credit: author OVERVIEW As a long-standing [...]

By |2019-10-02T15:36:13+00:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s on your museum bucket list?

Honestly, I was expecting more spit. But apparently my bucket list was out of date. The costumed interpreters at Mystic Seaport Museum were informative, chatty, and only in first-person mode when "on stage" re-enacting scenes from Moby Dick. Almost first person: actors deliver a fiery performance of Herman Melville's Moby Dick at Mystic Seaport [...]

By |2019-08-21T16:15:41+00:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sharing Our Practice

As a regular attendee at the CAGE symposium since 2012, I have always been inspired by the work of my colleagues from across the country. I’ve learned from museum professionals whose work addresses regional challenges and the needs of local communities. I’ve been inspired by the heads of education departments at large institutions who have [...]

By |2019-11-14T18:20:37+00:00August 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAGE Symposium 2019 Recap

CAGE symposia are an opportunity to learn, grow, share, and connect with colleagues from across the country. Packed with great speakers, events, tours, and relaxed group meals, there's always a lot to bring back to your practice. Throughout the conference we share resources, quotes, events, and general tidbits of information through our Twitter feed. This [...]

By |2019-07-09T13:46:21+00:00July 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAGE 2019 Speakers: Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning

This year's symposium topic is Transformative Engagement & Relationship Building. This series of posts will share bios and information on some of our speakers, including their websites, projects, interviews and videos. Keynote Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning is a member of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations, an artist, scholar, and youngest of twelve. [...]

By |2019-04-24T17:10:47+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAGE 2019 Speakers: Tara Kappo

This year's symposium topic is Transformative Engagement & Relationship Building. The next series of posts will share bios and information on some of our speakers, including their websites, projects, interviews and videos. Tara Kappo The job of organizing a community in more than just logistics and getting things laid out and functioning. We are modeling [...]

By |2019-04-22T15:39:40+00:00April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAGE Symposium 2019: Call for Case Studies

Submit by March 15, 2019 At the heart of any transformative engagement model is meaningful and sustainable relationship building. With a focus on strengthening connections to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, this year’s conference delves into what forms these relationships can take and how they impact and inform the work we do as Gallery [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:12:59+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|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, [...]