Jenny Siung is an arts/cultural educator/facilitator and creative innovator. She has oodles of interest in all sorts of learning and has a background in museum education (24 years), intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity, interfaith dialogue as well as creativity and innovation.
Highlights for Jenny in 2016-2017 include:
- ICOM CECA Best Practice Award for Chester Beatty’s Creative Lab for Teens, London (October 2017) Exploring Different Faiths through Museum Collections workshop, Dublin City Interfaith Forum with Intercultural Cities Council of Europe, (September 2017)
- Morning Ireland radio interview collaboration with the Festival of Curiosity and Dublin Maker – my first RTE radio interview! (July 2017)
- Maker-in-Residence with Corinne Okada Takara – co-curated a 1 week residency combining Japanese and Celtic inspired knots fusing traditional arts and technology (July 2017)
- Creative Museum project – final conference, Building a Creative Museum Together, Gadagne Museums, Lyon. Presented how my museum has embraced makers to collaborate and co-create programmes for audiences. Facilitated workshop, Connecting to Communities utilising the project’s Toolkit as a potential resource for museums and makers. (July 2017)
- Creative Museum project – A/C/T/S conference, Technical Museum, Zagreb. Presented Maker-in-Residence case study projection mapping (March 2017)
- Asia Europe Museum general conference, New Delhi, Towards a Culture of Accessibility in our Museums: Good Practices and Challenges. Presented a number of examples of audience engagement using digital media, handling objects, intercultural dialogue, interfaith learning resources and the Creative Museum project (March 2017)
- From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide. Presented case study of cross-border interfaith learning resource in Ireland (February 2017)
- Creative Museum project – co-curated the first projection mapping installation in an Irish museum with maker in residence Krisjanis Rijnieks, (Dec 2016)
- Creative Museum project – Museo Mix 3 day training programme Musee Saint Raymond, Toulouse. Co-developed prototype of interactive dice game based on Roman objects on display with coders, gamers, science centre educator, curators and educators (Nov 2016)
- Creative Museum project – Museums and Makers Inspiring Each Other: Re-Imagining the Museum for Makers with Don Undeen and the Chester Beatty Library, (Oct 2016)
- Creative Museum project – Building a Creative Museum Together, Connecting to communities – identification and outreach, Brighton (Sept 2016)
- Creative Museum project– A Gamified Conference for Makers, Museums and Independent Minds: The synergy of art and mathematics in Islamic art – a creative approach collaborative workshop with Jo Anne Sunderland Bowe (Heritec UK), Theatre Museum, Helsinki (June 2016)
- Museum Next Dublin presentation and workshop on creativity and collaboration with museums and makers as part of the Creative Museum project. Panelists included Ian Brunswick, Science Gallery Dublin; Niamh Shaw, STEAM Artist; Jake Rowan Byrne, Bridge 21, Trinity College, Dublin; Jeffrey Roe, TOG Hackerspace Dublin; Mark Nagurski Makematic, Derry; Thom Conaty, Maker Electronics, Dublin; Jo Anne Sunderland Bowe, Heritec UK and Cecile Marsan, Cap Sciences, Bordeaux, France. The session was facilitated by Jasper Visser (April 2016)
- Mini workshop exploring sacred texts based on museum collections for secondary school pupils in Triskel Arts Centre, Cork as part of the Irish Anna Lindh Network Net in Action (NIA) Intercultural Competencies for Social Cohesion and Integration (April 2016)
- Paper presentation at the Irish Museums Association Annual Conference, The Role of National Museums in (Re)Negotiating National Identity (February 2016)
- Co-presented a workshop with Alan Kirwan, House of European History, Brussels on Collective Conversations; Exploring a Kaleidoscope of Irish Identities at Irish Museums; The Role of National Museums in (Re)Negotiating National Identity symposium, Chester Beatty Library, Ireland 2016 programme (February 2016)
- Co-presented a workshop with Jo-Anne Sunderland Bowe on Sacred Texts in response to a learning resource Ways of Seeing II , world faiths resource using museum collections, for teachers in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland; Inter-belief Conference in Contemporary Ireland, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, (February 2016)
Jenny’s pet project at the moment is The Creative Museum (2014-2017) and looks forward to working with creative and innovative like-minded peeps with the Making Museum project (2017-2019) coming soon…..
If she is not doing anything as described above, Jenny is climbing mountains, Alpine mountaineering, biking, travelling, cooking, exploring, reading and hatching plans.
All thoughts shared on this blog are my own.