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From Argyll to Costa Rica: Building Community and Youth Engagement with Art History and Museums Festival for Art History 2022

This roundtable discussion will bring together art historians from the University of St Andrews and museum staff and educators from Scotland and Costa Rica to discuss two ongoing projects: Professor Karen Brown's and Dr. Jamie Brown's ‘Community Crafts and Cultures' and Dr. Kate Cowcher's exhibition and resulting educational resources, ‘Dar to Dunoon: Modern African Art from the Argyll Collection'.

The conversation will address the following questions: ‘What is a community museum?' ‘How can community museums contribute to sustainability and youth engagement?' ‘What resources are available for educators who want to bring art history into the classroom?' and ‘How did modern African art end up in the collection of Argyll and Bute Council?'.

In addition to art historians, the event should be of interest to educators, local councils, youth leaders, and museum staff.

This event is delivered by The University of St Andrews as part of the Art History Festival presented by the Association for Art History.
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