Recognising the increasing desire to foster learning in the cultural sector in tandem with the need to broaden opportunities for education in school, the Term GL[E]AM was originally coined by Hayball Sydney Studio Director Fiona Young and Matt Esterman, Director of Innovation & Partnerships at Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta. GL[E]AM positions education (or learning) at the heart of the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) sector.
Our first review articulated our approach to GL[E]AM, beyond the delivery of a building typology to the enabling of inclusive, meaningful and interactive user experiences through the built environment. Leanne Amodeo’s article Learning at the Heart of Cultural Spaces opens this review, positioning the translational thinking behind student-centred learning environments to the cultural sector. Fiona Young’s article Museums: From Looking to Learning furthers the thinking drawing from innovations taking place in schools to question how this can evolve the landscape of museums.
The GL[E]AM Review 2019 showcases a range of projects and processes which highlight the value in blurring boundaries between sectors to enhance user experiences through the lens of culture, community and learning.
Editorial Team: Dr Fiona Young, Ann Lau, Graham Legerton, Andrew Fong, Natalia Krysiak and Anna Ewald-Rice
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