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Mechanical Engineering 3rd year students with Dr Colin Burvill, analysing Mark Galea's sculpture "2,2,2" for assignment, Sem 2, 2014.
Students examining a Hamatsa mask representing Gwaxgwaxwalanuxaiwe, Cannibal Raven at the north end of the world, in ANTH30003 Myth, ritual and performance, September 2014, led by Dr Gillian Gi-Leng Tan.
Hispanic Cultural Studies students discussing the artwork of Juan Davila, Semester 2 2014, with coordinator Meribah Rose.
Second year Biomedical students honing their observation skills, September 2014, with Prof Marilys Guillemin.
The Academic Programs unit at the Ian Potter Museum of Art works to connect academics and students from across the greatest diversity of disciplines and courses to the Potter's collections, programs and environments. We actively seek engagement with the core teaching and research activity of the University, by offering links with coursework, assignments and higher degree research.
Tutorials related to our collections or activities take place on site. These can be related to current exhibitions, and take place in the gallery spaces. Alternatively tutorials may focus on selected works brought from collection storage, to match the theme of the tutorials and enrich the tutorial content through close engagement with works of art. The content of these tutorials is negotiated by the Curator of Academic Programs at the Potter and the relevant lecturer or tutor.
Research activity is encouraged through one-on-one interactions with students and staff, and through access to the collections and archival resources. Internships may be negotiated in consultation with the student's academic department representative.
We also offer space within the Potter for postgraduate reading groups to meet, and aim to enrich these experiences with targeted interactions with the collections.
Academic Programs at the Potter enhances academics' teaching, and enriches students' experience of campus life. We work hard to foster engagement across all Faculties and Graduate Schools, and always welcome new initiatives from academics and students alike.
Arts Hub, Catching up with the future, Melbourne Knowledge Week. (Website) Description of the panel and demonstration session for the Visual Arts in Health and Veterinary Science Education Program at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, 29th and 30th November 2014.
Ngara … Deep Listening … Seeing Two Ways: What can Indigenous knowledge, mindfulness and observational skills training bring to medical practice A seminar facilitated by the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing and the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network, Adelaide, 12 Sept 2014. Video link including talk by Dr Heather Gaunt about the Visual Arts in Health Education program at UoM.
INSITE.Magazine, Museums Australia Victoria, Nov 2013-Jan 2014, p. 4, Art and empathy at the Ian Potter Museum of Art
Book chapter, with M. Borromeo and N. Chiavaroli, ‘The Arts and Visual Thinking in Education at The Melbourne Dental School’, in C.L. McLean, ed., Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, 2013, Brush Publishing, Calgary, Canada, pp. 40-54.