Open for Business - Free Professional Development Opportunity for teachers
Thursday, 29 January 2015 from 14:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
- Open for Business - Free Professional Development Opportunity for teachers
Thursday 29 January 2- 7pm
M Shed would like to offer teachers the opportunity to attend a FREE professional development event specially designed by Creativity, Culture & Education (CCE) as part of the Open for Business exhibition. This fascinating exhibition tells the story of contemporary British manufacturing and industry through the lens of 9 internationally renowned documentary photographers, including world renowned locally based photographer, Martin Parr.
Through eye-opening photography and film footage, Open for Business celebrates the resilience of British industry and reveals the daily struggle at a human level as businesses attempt to cut costs, streamline processes and level up to international competition. The project captures British manufacturing’s effect on regional culture and community life, and celebrates the work, activities and lives of its employees
Teacher’s attending this event will have unique access to a variety of images, resources and information to support them to design, deliver and evaluate a creative learning project or projects in their school linked to the exhibition Open for Business.
The afternoon will include:
- Talks and activities devised by CCE
Talks by Andy King, Senior Curator of Industrial and Maritime History and Kamina Walton who has 20 years working with arts and creativity within education.
Refreshments on arrival and a light supper
Double invites to Open for Business exhibition launch at M Shed on Thursday 19 March (6-8pm To be opened Martin Parr)
Free tour of the exhibition by museum staff for 2 classes of up to 30 pupils each.
Opportunity to display pupils work at M Shed over a weekend in May as part of the evaluation of the project
Open for Business has been commissioned and produced by Multistory in collaboration with Magnum Photos and made possible with funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery, through the Strategic Funds Touring programme, and the cultural partners.