I hope you are well rested, re-energised for the new year and whatever 2021 might bring!
Heightened awareness of social injustices together with signs of enough people wanting a more equitable and fair society have given reason for hope. I look forward to seeing what influence I can play in my role as a gallery educator where art, education and social justice intersect, as well as within my role as ENVi president.
Over summer I have been looking at Covid-safe plans and calculating ratios for how many people can safely fit within studio spaces. Not knowing what flexibility will be required of me in 2021 I have made plans for a range of live online, pre-recorded videos and face-to-face programming at my gallery. Masks are on, then off, then on again.
For new subscribers to our website, ENVi is the Victorian education network of AMaGA. You can read about our goals on our About page and see who the Committee members here. We have been seeking ways to support educators in all Victorian museums through the difficulties of the Covid-19 crisis and beyond. In 2020 we successfully ran Silver Linings, an online series of presentations and meetings and exploring issues and best practice for our sector.
We now wish to provide our members with a snapshot of how institutions are adapting to conditions in the new school Term 1. The results of this survey will be collated and made available on our website for all museum educators. You will be able to benchmark your responses to similar institutions across the state.
This survey should only take five minutes to complete and we invite as many Victorian museum and gallery educators as possible. You do not need to be a financial member to contribute.
Please complete it for your own organisation and share with your networks.
Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation.
Survey link: https://forms.gle/CQywJVhVYQcgFfDZ6