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What Do Teachers Want from Museum Spaces?

Museums Australia Education Queensland Network hosted a panel discussion titled, ‘What do teachers want from museum spaces’, on Wednesday 22 July 2015.

This discussion explored what teachers want from museums. The aim of this evening was to provide insights into how museums can meet the needs of 21st century students. The format was a series of questions to the panel and audience.

Some of the topics covered included:

  • The perfect museums excursion
  • The value museums provide to teachers and students
  • What students enjoy about museum spaces
  • The barriers schools face with excursions
  • Providing deeper experiences.

Panelists for the evening included:

  • Nataleen Kilburn, Head of Faculty – Humanities & Business St Laurences College
  • Jo-Anne Cameron, Head of Department – Humanities, The Gap State High School
  • Dr Janette McWillian, Director R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum, Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History
  • Suzanne Misso, creative Producer, Queensland Museum
  • Leesa-Maree Jedras, Head of Curriculum, Brisbane Central State School
  • Helen Hennessy, Education Officer, Humanities and Social Sciences, Learning and Teaching Directorate.
  • Facilitated by Janis Hanley

For more information on the event and other Museums Australia Education Queensland Network events, go to

The venue was kindly provided the Primary School Library, St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane.

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