Twenty-Five Years of Gallery Education
To mark the 25th anniversary of engage, this issue of the engage Journal looks back at the development of gallery education over that period and reflects on where it stands now.
Established in 1989 as the National Association for Gallery Education, the development of engage coincides with both the development of gallery education as a distinct area of practice in the UK, and significant change within the visual arts and education sectors.
Amongst these changes were: investment in cultural organisations developing education work in the 1980s; investment by government in new audiences engaging with the arts and culture; re-housing the arts through the Lottery in the late 1990s and 2000s. Currently we are working in the context of the austerity of the 2000s, where less investment in culture from the public sector and major changes in the education sector in England could threaten the engagement of children and young people in arts and culture. Conversely, these challenges may be may stimulate innovation and partnership in the field of gallery education.
The contributors to this issue have responded to these topics and more, with reference to practices and challenges faced in different contexts.
Cite this issue
engage 35: Twenty-Five Years of Gallery Education
Published by engage, London
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Gallery Education: a co-operative community
Maintaining a Radical Vision
Felicity Allen and Karen Raney
It's about changing the world
Interpreting and Learning
Five Terms from the Lexicon of Gallery Education
Liz Ballard, Lawrence Bradby, Nell Croose Myhill, Natalie Zervou
Anything is Possible: The story of gallery education at Orleans House Gallery
Rachel Tranter, Nathalie Palin, Alexandra Bennett, Bessie Millar, Miranda Stearn, Elizabeth Fraser-Betts
Some Are More Equal Than Others. Hierarchies of value inside the art gallery
Is digital technology shaping engagement with audiences and the way gallery education is conducted?
Dr Judy Thomas, Susan Coles, Vicky Sturrs, Jono Carney, Lesley-Anne Rose, Dan Howard
A Professional Journey: Teacher/educator/curator/mother/artist
Learning to doubt
Residency: the fact of living in a place 1
Helen O'Donoghue and Katy Fitzpatrick In Conversation
Helen O'Donoghue, Katy Fitzpatrick
The Difference Money Makes: The ethics of corporate funding of gallery education
Being Honest about Education
A View from Canada
Young Contemporaries Mapped
A way into gallery learning
Where do we stand? Artist Educators creative practices within museum and gallery settings
Learning is Learning is Learning
Museum Learning: A Transformation
Notes from the outgoing editor