GEM Northern Ireland

Register for GEM Northern Ireland's in-person Conference event

Date: Thursday 9th September 2021

Time: 2pm-4pm

Venue: Northern Ireland War Memorial

We’re delighted to be holding our first GEM NI in-person event which will be an opportunity for attendees to experience first-hand a collaboration that represents a creative approach to cultural engagement during the pandemic. We’ll be joined by Karen Hutchinson, Love to Move practitioner, who will be talking about partnering with museums both before and during lockdown on a dementia friendly seated gymnastics programme for older people. Karen will be demonstrating the exercise programme in person and explaining the benefits for participants’ wellbeing. Michael Fryer from the NI War Memorial and Rachel Toner from Armagh Robinson Library and No 5 Vicars’ Hill will be sharing from their experience of delivering online engagement programmes during lockdown, including developing Covid-secure loan boxes and videos for different audiences. There will also be the opportunity for networking together over tea, coffee and traybakes.

Covid-19 safety measures: Face coverings are worn in the museum, NHS Track and Trace system is in place and hand sanitiser stations are available. Please respect social distancing.

Accessibility: The museum is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets. On-street parking available. Nearest multistorey car park is Saint Anne’s Square Car Park (1 minute walk). Laganside Bus Station is a 10 minute walk away and Great Victoria Street Railway Station is an 18 minute walk away.

You must book to attend this session, and there are a very limited number of spaces available.

Register for your space here.

Rachel McCance

Development Officer (Learning)
Northern Ireland Museums Council

Michael Fryer

Outreach Officer
Northern Ireland War Memorial

Rachel Toner

Visitor Engagement Officer
Armagh Robinson Library

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