A Fair Go in the Arts

Annette Tapp delivers Deakin's next cultural heritage seminar this Thursday 25 July.

How can Australia encourage greater social inclusion in museums and galleries?
How can Australia encourage greater social inclusion in museums and galleries?

Deakin’s next cultural heritage seminar will be held at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria this Thursday 25 July.  Annette Tapp will speak on 'A fair go in the arts'.
Since the year 2000 Government policy in the UK has enabled greater social inclusion in museums and galleries.  Enforced legislation improved physical access and Arts Council funding prioritized community engagement in the arts.  This has led to a significant shift in the way museums work and the way the public view their collections. This seminar reviews community art programs in Museums and Galleries across the UK and Northern Ireland; from the Ulster Museum in Belfast to the Tate Modern in London and Pallant House Gallery in Sussex and examines their response to the challenges of economic recession and public spending cuts.  How can the development and the resilience of these now embedded initiatives be applied in the Australian context?
Annette Tapp graduated from Edinburgh University with MA Hons in Art History while working as an agency auxiliary nurse.  She worked for CARE International in Sudan before moving to Australia and completing a Graduate Diploma  in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of Canberra.  After running her own cultural heritage management practice, Annette worked in some of Australia’s most important cultural institutions, including the National Gallery in Canberra and the Australian War Memorial in curatorial and education roles.  She is passionate about issues of access and the potential we each have as individuals to engage creatively with the arts.
When: Thursday 25 July 2013, 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start
Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, entry via William Street.  See http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/about-us/our-headquarters  


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