When: 30 March 2017
@ 19.30-20.30
Where: University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Lecture Theatre 11_0004 (Green)

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Making in the V&A Museum
 
The V&A, as the national museum for art and design, is working to increase access to creative subjects and careers for young people as schools experience pressure from STEM initiatives. By exploring the context of digital creativity across education, industry and culture, the V&A’s approach to learning through making will be demonstrated through ongoing projects that seek to expand the opportunities for and diversity of young people in the creative industries.

Alex Flowers

Team Leader, Digital Programmes

Alex Flowers is Team Leader for Digital Programmes at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Embracing the ethos of the maker movement and open source, the Digital Programmes team engage people with emerging digital design processes and the collections of the museum. Before the V&A he worked as an educator, developing e-learning courses before moving into the cultural sector at Museum of London. Since then, he has worked for a variety of clients including the Crafts Council, Brighton Festival and is a visiting lecturer at Institute of Education, University College London.

Alex studied History of Art at Aberystwyth University before going on to gain a MA Museums and Galleries in Education at the Institute of Education. He has published articles on gaming as well as speaking on digital culture and education at a number of conferences in the UK and internationally.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/author/aflowers

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