Collect & Share: New engage-led programme promotes lifelong learning in museums and galleries across Europe - visit www.collectandshare.eu.com
Eleven European museum, gallery and adult learning networks, agencies and institutions have become partners in Collect & Share. Funded by the European Commission through the Socrates programme, this three-year programme is researching good practice in lifelong learning in museums and galleries. This is the first project of its kind, and reflects the high priority which Europe places on lifelong learning. Funding has also been received from Arts Council England.
Collect & Share is led by UK-based engage, the leading organisation promoting greater access to and enjoyment of the visual arts in the UK and internationally.
Collect & Share is collecting examples of best practice in lifelong learning work with adults 16+ in museums and galleries across Europe, and sharing this information and expertise through a searchable website, training, reports and conferences. Collect & Share emphasises projects which benefit people who are disadvantaged by social or economic factors, discrimination or disability. The projects have been generated by art galleries, museums, or professional artists.
Phase one of the Collect & Share website went live at the end of January in English, with French and German versions to be available in February. Visitors to the site can enter or search for case studies from any EU country and in any of the nine Partner languages: Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovene and Swedish.
Collect & Share would like to receive case studies from anyone working in this field. To contribute a case study to the project please visit www.collectandshare.eu.com for the criteria and pro forma.