Deborah Howes: Innovations in museum education 

Monday 2 December 2013 , 10.30am-12.30pm
Bird Hall, Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue
Christchurch  , Canterbury 
Free to attend.

National Services Te Paerangi, in partnership with Museum Education Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (MEANZ), is pleased to support this opportunity for museums, art galleries, and heritage and iwi organisations to engage with Deborah Howes, Director of Digital Learning at the Museum of Modern Art.

Museum learning in the digital age

Join Deborah Howes for a presentation and conversation on innovations in museum education in the digital age. Deborah will explore a variety of education programmes – from the very simple to those using new digital technology, both inside and outside the classroom. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and to ask questions. Come and explore how learning and teaching is changing in the 21st century, and be inspired by fresh ideas on museum education programmes from an international expert.

Who will I meet?

Deborah Seid Howes is the Director of Digital Learning at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she oversees the development and delivery of online courses and other educational initiatives.  In her 30-year museum career she has planned, created, and directed ground-breaking educational programmes, online exhibitions and resources, print and electronic publications, websites, and study centres for world-class institutions. Deborah is exceptionally conversant with pedagogical practice and the requirements of new technologies, and is an effective facilitator of broad and creative thinking about the potential of digital tools to achieve educational objectives. Deborah is a well-regarded public speaker for issues involving education, technology and museums, and has more than 20 years of combined experience teaching about modern and contemporary art on view in the galleries of The Art Institute of Chicago and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the Masters of Arts program in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University. 

Who is it for?

This is a free seminar which will be of interest to anyone who is working in, or in partnership with, museums, art galleries, and heritage and iwi organisations in New Zealand.

How do I sign up?

This seminar is free to attend, however space is limited.  If you’re planning to attend, please email us on to express your interest.