Art & Education & Schools Conference

Event type:
Conferences & Study Mornings
Lecture Theatre

Claude Monet, 'Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat', 1874. NGI.852.

Art & Education & Schools Conference at the National Gallery of Ireland

Saturday 28 September 2013: Gallery Lecture Theatre

Schools: Access to Culture will explore options for teachers, at primary and post-primary level, that they can avail of to integrate culture and creativity into their classwork. Ruairí Quinn TD, Minister of Education and Skills, will give the opening remarks and launch the new NGI Impressionist Resource, sponsored by BNP Paribas. The conference will seek to find the views of teachers as to what assistance cultural institutions can provide them and conclude with comments on the new ‘Arts in Education Charter’ for schools.


10.00   Welcome, Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland

10.05-10.30   Opening Remarks – Launch of Online Impressionist Resource.
Ruairí Quinn TD, Minister for Education and Skills

Creative Interactions for Students Online

10.30-10.45   Answers Online on ‘Ask about Ireland’
Anne Marie O’Dwyer, Local Government Management Agency

10.45-11.00   Creativity in Action: Fighting Words
Sean Love, Fighting Words

11.00-11.15   Creative Interactions & Visual Literacy
Claire Crowley, National Gallery of Ireland & Sarah Edmondson, Killinarden Community School

11.15-11.30  Heritage Online: Medieval Museum & Royal Irish Academy
Eamon McEneaney, Waterford Museum of Treasures

11.30-11.50   Panel Discussion

11.50   Coffee break

Creative Interactions for Schools – in the Classroom

12.20- 12.45   New Curricular Developments & Cultural Institutions.
Anne Looney, National Council of Curriculum and Assessment

12.45-13.00   How CPD can Enhance Creativity in the classroom
Patsy Bodkin, National College of Art and Design & Grace Boon, St. Margaret Aylward Community College

13.00.-13.15   Partnership in Action: Projects with Schools at the Museum
Lorraine Comer, National Museum of Ireland

13.15-13.30   Creative Engagement & Engaging Schools in Heritage
Michael Parsons, Board Member, The Heritage Council

13.1.30-13.45   Reflections on Encouraging Creativity in Children
Eina McHugh, The Ark

13.45-14.15   Panel Discussion
Chair: Declan McGonagle, National College of Art and Design

14.15-14.30   Concluding Address: The Way Forward on the Arts in Education Charter for Schools.
John Coolahan, Chair, High-Level Implementation Body

14.30   Conclusion


Details: Admission is free but places should be booked in advance by sending an email marked ‘Schools Conference’ to:; Guided Tours of the collection and exhibitions available after the conference; 10% discount in café/shop on production of this brochure on 28 September; Impressionist lectures season tickets €40 if purchased on 28 September.


In association with:

ATAI     Heritage Council