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Learning Spaces - MCA Sydney: WR1304

Heather Whitely-Robertson
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 00:57:36
AAA Women: Take On Design Talk Series -  Heather Whitely Robertson (Recorded live)
Heather is the current Head Of Creative Learning at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). She is responsible for driving the strategic development of learning programs for the MCA's new National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL).
Heather joined the MCA in 2011 after working for arts and design institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum London, Open House London, the Tate Modern London, and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Heather's talk explores the implications of design in creating learning environments within cultural institutions.                  
  • Understand what modern art museums require for education & exhibition in the 21st century
  • Appreciate the complexity of design to incorporate traditional & technological requirements in the building
  • Develop an understanding of the variety & depth of educational experiences that the MCA delivers
  • Appreciate the MCA in the context of Sydney’s urbanism and culture.
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

    Head of Creative Learning: MCA Sydney

    With a passion for contemporary art, learning and pushing the boundaries of imagination, Heather Whitely Robertson comes to the MCA via some of London’s most iconic arts institutions.

    Heather joined the Museum of Contemporary Art as Head of Creative Learning in April 2011, taking charge of a team of professionals responsible for delivering a variety of learning activities for a wide cross-section of audiences, from children and families, to schools, young people and adults from all backgrounds. In her role, Heather drives the strategic development of learning programs for the MCA’s new National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL), offering world-class learning facilities including practical classrooms, a multimedia room, sensory room for students with disabilities, lecture theatre, seminar room and digital classroom.

    Originally from Perth, Heather polished her creative learning skills as a Learning Manager for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where she was responsible for audience development initiatives for families and mass-participation festivals. Previously, Heather was Head of Learning at Open House London (an architectural education organisation), Curator of Family and Community Programmes at Tate Modern and Education Officer at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.