GMIT Design and Contemporary Art students visit the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Author: Marion McEnroy-Higgins, Lecturer in Art History, GMIT
GMIT CCAM first year students of Design and Contemporary Art on a guided tour of the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland with Marion McEnroy-Higgins, Lecturer in Art History.
Marion has been bringing her students to the NGI for fifteen years as an integral part of students’ learning experience. Her knowledge of the collection is built on extensive research during her two years of work in the NGI Education Department upon graduating from UCD with a Masters in Art History. She believes in the importance of sharing this appreciation of our National visual cultural heritage with her students. Engaging students in teaching field trips to historic sites and regional and National institutions is a core tenet of Marion’s teaching philosophy.
The Creative Ireland initiative launched in 2016 by Minister for the Arts, Heather Humphries, ‘calls on all of us to play a part in placing our rich cultural heritage, and its potential, at the centre of our lives’. GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts and Media is uniquely placed on the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland, but we offer our students a guided connection to the cultural life of the capital, as citizens who will become active participants in the future of the State.