Accessing Art through Cultural Mediation with Dr Carol Masel

05mar12:00 pm1:00 pmAccessing Art through Cultural Mediation with Dr Carol MaselOnline webinar


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Event Details

12pm – 1pm Tuesday the 5th March 2024

This professional development webinar for artists and arts workers will discuss different approaches to visitor engagement through Cultural Mediation practice.

Cultural mediation is a visitor engagement practice that sees museum staff and volunteers’ journey alongside the visitor in an act of mutual exchange. In this webinar, you will learn about cultural mediation’s emergence in institutions including Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou and discover UQ Art Museum’s guiding principles for applying cultural mediation in their institution. You will leave this webinar with a new perspective on how you can adapt or improve your current visitor engagement practice and some practical tips and tools to apply.

In this session, Dr Carol Masel will cover the key topics:

  • What is Cultural Mediation and how did it emerge
  • UQ Art Museum’s Guiding Principles and how to implement these in your own space
  • The role of the mediator: Practical tools and tips for engagement
  • Why Cultural mediation: The benefits of Cultural Mediation for visitor engagement practice

What to Bring:

Please bring questions to discuss with Carol. Flying Arts also recommends having note-taking materials on hand.

Additional Information:

This online session will be held via ClickMeeting a webinar broadcasting room. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to Flying Arts’ YouTube after the program concludes.

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Additional Information

Your Facilitator: Dr Carol Masel

Dr Carol Masel has worked as a cultural mediator at the University of Queensland Art Museum for 3 years and as a volunteer guide at the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art for 9 years. Over this time, and across both institutions, Carol has supported visitor engagement with passion and commitment. She has special interests in the practice of slow looking, art and mindfulness and visual thinking strategies. At the University of Queensland Art Museum, she has recent involvement with the development and delivery of cultural mediation training at the Somerset Regional Gallery and, in partnership with Creative Australia, for the invigilation team in the Australia Pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale. Carol also draws on her past professional background working in health-related disciplines in large public hospitals and in universities to facilitate meaningful, inclusive and accessible shared conversations with gallery visitors.