The Sainsbury Centre has pioneered a research approach to collaborative and reflective practice in museum and art gallery education. Many projects with schools and other partners have a research focus and explore a particular idea or educational issue. All education staff are trained in research and reflective practice and increasingly the Centre offers training for all its artists and volunteers.
The Sainsbury Centre works with many partners in the education field and beyond, regionally, nationally and internationally on applied research and development projects. Partners might come from schools, libraries, social services, teachers, artists and volunteers, and from many specialist subject areas such as World Art Studies (including archaeology, anthropology and cultural studies), Development Studies, Health and Medicine.
Visual Arts in Education
This work has resulted in a large number of research papers by teachers investigating aspects of development or change in patterns of learning or behaviour among pupils who have studied aspects of the world art collections in the Sainsbury Centre. Some of this work has been published both nationally and internationally.
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Date published: 21st December 2004
'On Tour' Research
The Centre’s ‘On Tour’ programme of outreach work with schools and other partners is being run as a major research project, investigating the cultural impact of learning about world art in the wider community through the gallery on the move.
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Date published: 5th November 2004
Art for Adults with Learning Difficulties
The Sainsbury Centre is also engaged in an ongoing research project jointly with City College and its partnership group of day care and learning centers focusing on the development of self-esteem through art projects for young adults with learning difficulties.
Date published: 21st December 2004
From 2000-2003 the Sainsbury Centre undertook an EU funded project for training teachers in visual arts education in the art gallery. Partners were the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, the Gallery of Modern Art in Turin and a project called Musenfances, run by advisory teachers in the Grenoble region of Eastern France. The project was concerned with training programmes and methodologies for working with art galleries, and the partners produced books and a website and training courses. Research underpinned this project and will feed into a new series of projects to be undertaken with European partners from 2006.
Date published: 19th April 2005
Exhibition Catalogues and Publications
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts has a selection of past exhibition catalogues and publications which are available to purchase through Cornerhouse Publications who are based in Manchester. Cornerhouse provides a specialist sales and distribution service for many of the most exciting and innovative publishers, galleries and museums working in contemporary visual arts. Books may be purchased directly and safely online at www.cornerhouse.org/publications. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 200 1503.
If you have any queries regarding catalogues and publications which are not available through Cornerhouse, then please contact Rosie Evans at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on 01603 592476 or email email@example.com.
Date published: 13th June 2007
The encounter with photographs in the work of Max Sebald: three modest propositions
Talk given by Professor Clive Scott as part of 'WG Sebald: the visual and the verbal' evening event at the Sainsbury Centre on Wednesday 9 May 2007 - Conversations about photography and writing inspired by the work of WG Sebald, led by Amanda Hopkinson, Professor Clive Scott and Verdi Yahooda.