British Council Urban Futures Program
British Council will launch the arts program “Urban Futures” from 2018 for 3 years across North-East Asia, including Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. “Urban Futures” program aims to foster greater inclusion and innovation in cities through the arts. In Taiwan, we will support cross-art institutions and practitioners to explore how art can make our cities more open, dynamic, inclusive and fit for the future. Our program themes focus on "Art & Social Activism", "Art, Science & Digital Innovation", "Art & Disability" and "Art & Ageing".
This year as part of the “Art & Inclusion” programme, we partner with National Museum of Natural Science and Chinese Association of Museums to launch the "Creative Ageing - Museum Engagement & Learning" symposium and workshop from 7 November to 8 November. As we are fast approaching to a "super-aged society", the symposium and workshop aim to use creative ways to enhance older people's learning experiences as well as promoting cultural accessibility and social inclusion in Taiwan. Through this event, the organisers wish to encourage the exchanges and knowledge sharing between creative ageing practitioners in Taiwan and in the UK.
British Council is pleased to invite three speakers from the UK. Professor Sebastian Crutch is a professor of Neuropsychology at the Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology. He will be sharing his study on different dementias and their relations with neuropsychology. Esther Jones, a musician who dedicates her work on promoting music education and wellness will also be sharing her creative ageing programme “Created Out of Mind” at the Wellcome Collection in London. Lastly, Dr. Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange will also be joining the symposium. She has a 20-year career in the arts across all artforms, and focused on public engagement and site specific and participatory practices.
About【Creative Ageing - Museum Engagement & Learning】
Day 1: "Creative Ageing - Museum Engagement & Learning" symposium
Date: 7 November, 2018 (Wednesday)
Participants: 150 people
Event style: Keynote speeches and symposium
Please download the event booklet here.
Day 2: "Creative Ageing - Museum Engagement & Learning" workshop (Please check the participants list here)
Date: 8 November, 2018 (Thursday)
Participants: 30 people per workshop; this is a professional workshop, participants should have relevant experiences working with older audiences
【Creative Ageing - Museum Engagement & Learning】Event Details
Dates: 7 November and 8 November, 2018
Location: National Museum of Natural Science Conference Room (Red) and Science Classroom (One Guancian Road, Taichung, Taiwan 404)
For more information, please contact Ms. Tong (04-23226940 ext. 545) or Ms. Xie (04-23226940 ext. 766)