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30 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018

Webinar: How Museum Professionals Can Collaborate With Local Creative Partners

In the framework of the Network of European Museum Organisations' regular webinar series, Jenny Siung, Head of Education at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (an ASEMUS member), will facilitate a webinar entitled "Maker-in-Residence: How Museum Professionals Can Collaborate with Local Creative Partners". It will take place on 30 October at 15.00 CET. In the webinar, Jenny will share her experiences of involving the local maker community and creative partners in activities at the Chester Beatty Library. She will inform the participants how they can adapt the principles at their own institutions to create exciting and engaging exhibitions and projects.  The aim of the project is to open up the traditionally “closed museums” to existing and new audiences. Jenny gained her experience of having makers in residence when the Chester Beatty Library took part in the EU-funded project Creative Museum (2014-2017) as well as in the current Making Museum project (2017-2019) under the Erasmus+ programme. The partnership explores and shares how to interpret museum objects in a creative, experimental way while developing new skills for museum staff. These new skills, in-turn, are factored into museum programmes and established as a means to build capacity with hard-to-reach audiences.

About the facilitator

Jenny Siung is Head of Education in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland. She developed the first intercultural learning programme in an Irish museum. Her work involves engaging with the Library’s Islamic, Asian, North African, East Asian and European collections, devising numerous programmes including intercultural projects for schools, cultural festivals, and creating links with local multi-ethnic communities. She has sat on a number advisory boards; Dublin City Council Chinese New Year Festival (2008-2015), Asia Europe Museum Education Exchange Programme, Cultural Diversity Policy of the Arts Council and the European Open Method of Coordination on Intercultural Dialogue (2010-2015). Jenny regularly writes and talks on creativity, innovation, cultural diversity and the role of national identity and Irish museums. She participated in the Getty NextGen for museum leaders in 2012 and Learning in Museums, ICOM China in 2014.  She is one of the coordinators of The Creative and Making Museum projects, (Erasmus + 2014-2019).

Further information and registration

Participation in NEMO webinars is free of charge and open to museum professionals in Europe and beyond. Registration for "Maker-in-Residence: How Museum Professionals Can Collaborate with Local Creative Partners" is open until 26 October. For additional information and registration, please visit