Researching gallery educationview comments on Researching gallery education
|Title||Researching gallery education|
|Published in||Engage Journal Revisited|
|Published by||Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education|
|Publication date||November 2018|
Helen O’Donoghue in response to Emily Pringle ‘Researching Gallery Education ‘ in Engage 18: Research (2006):
I first heard Emily Pringle speak at an Engage conference in 2003 when she was beginning to ask critical questions about how educators’ work in galleries is constructed and — more importantly — understood.
This article, published a few years later, in 2006, developed those questions and opened out her interrogation of artists’ practice as educators. I was excited on reading it as I was researching for my MLitt. thesis and the ideas in this article significantly informed my own critical analysis of the education programmes that I was working on at IMMA. This article prompted an ongoing professional exchange between us and our institutions which has been enriching and inspiring.