Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Canadian Museum of History / Musée canadien de l'histoire
100 Laurier Street

Join renowned experts in fields including museology, exhibition design, childhood and family learning, as we explore the visitor experience for today’s children and their families. Featuring speakers from North America, Europe and Australia, the Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums examines topics such as the art of play, creative learning, the 21st-century family and much more. Providing a wealth of information and insight from around the world, the Symposium will offer much food for thought, while also including ample opportunities for networking and the sharing of best practices.

Key speakers include Dr. Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn; Nora Spinks, Vanier Institute of the Family; Patrice Aubertin, National Circus School; Paul Bowers, Australian Centre for the Moving Image; and Jörg Ehtreibler, FRida & freD (Austria). Also on hand will be representatives from Cité des enfants (Paris), Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Toboggan Design (Montreal), Musée de la civilisation (Québec City) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Professionals from regional, national, and international museums, as well as anyone with an interest in family learning, play, inclusivity, and accessibility won’t want to miss this bilingual symposium, organized by the Canadian Children’s Museum at the Canadian Museum of History.