Museum of Brisbane

Professional Development

Professional Development

Museum of Brisbane offers professional development opportunities for Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, pre-service and EAL/ ESL teachers to:

  • Learn about the Museum’s upcoming learn programs
  • Discuss possible curriculum links within our exhibitions
  • Creatively develop knowledge with hands on workshops
  • Explore the galleries after hours with curatorial and learn staff members
  • Speak with local artists and historians to develop subject specific knowledge

All events include a Professional Development Certificate. Suitable for educators of all year levels. Spaces are limited.

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MoB Learn Assist Subsidy Scheme 

Museum of Brisbane is inviting applications from teachers to access subsidised Professional Development opportunities from November 2018 – July 2019. Ticket prices will be covered for registered teachers working in Queensland schools with an ICSEA of 1000 or lower.

To apply, please contact our education team on 3339 0829 or (Monday – Thursday)

Term 1

Fusing Art & Technology Professional Development
Thursday 21 March 2019
5pm – 7pm

Keen to experiment with art and technology in the classroom but not sure where to start? Museum of Brisbane presents a collaboration with technology educator Leighann Ness Wilson to deliver this practical, hands-on workshop for primary and middle school educators. Build confidence and be inspired to apply STEAM principles to the Design and Technologies and Visual Arts curriculum by experimenting with Little Bits, paper circuits, Makey Makey and stop motion.

Leighann is a designer and education professional who works across the primary and middle school sector directly with students and their educators.


Term 2

Embellished Textile Collage with Sam Parsons of Studio Sam
Sunday 2 June
10am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 4.30pm

Join designer and creative Sam Parsons to create a modular, patchwork art piece inspired by the colour and techniques of the Easton Pearson Archive.

Design, stitch, embroider, render, bead and compose a textile artwork infused with your own sentiment using a variety of contemporary and everyday materials.

Sam has developed this workshop to help you explore a range of artisan inspired ‘slow’ techniques, colour theory and composition in a unique, flexible and contemporary manner. Walk away with your own abstract work of art.

Your facilitator:
Sam Parsons is an interior designer, landscape architect and creative consultant working across many areas of design, art and craft. Sam is passionate about creating unique works that are thought provoking, adaptable and can transcend transient fashion. Sam works with a great variety of mediums, processes and themes, depending on the project. There are however, several characteristics that reappear regularly in her work such as folding, colour, stitching and reconfigurability.




Z-ACCESS Creative Development Workshop with Artist Georgie Pinn
Saturday 4 May & Sunday 5 May
10am – 5pm (1-2pm break for lunch)

Experiment with interactive motion triggered animation in this unique artist-led workshop by multimedia artist Georgie Pinn. Enjoy one-on-one time with the artist to develop image, video, text or sound, then experiment with real-time manipulation as a form of user testing. Enhance your digital technology skills and receive an invaluable information and communication technology learning resource to apply in the classroom.

BYO laptop with image editing software (Adobe creative suite) and image content to manipulate. Beginner level image editing knowledge required.

About the artist:
Georgie Pinn has been working for over two decades as a multimedia artist and director of interactive cultural activations in public space and education.

Her digital palette includes narrative based film, live generative animation, projection mapping, interactive installation, special effects for theatre, dance, circus and sound design.

MoB Learn Assist School Subsidy:
Teachers working at MoB Learn Assist eligible schools can access this specialist workshop for free. A $50 deposit will be refunded upon workshop conclusion. Schools must have an ICSEA of 1000 or less to be eligible for MoB Learn Assist.



BRISBANE ART DESIGN 2019 Teachers Preview
Thursday 16 May
5pm – 7pm

Immerse yourself in a multidisciplinary celebration of the arts in Brisbane. BRISBANE ART DESIGN showcases artist and designers experimenting across a range of mediums including robotics, graphics, furniture and lighting design, video, installation, ceramics, jewellery and painting.

Museum of Brisbane is commissioning exciting new works from artists including Justene Williams, Kellie O’Dempsey, Craig & Karl, and Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan and designers Derlot and Luxxbox.

BAD will take over the Museum from 10 May – 11 August 2019.






















Term 3

High Rotation: 30 Years of Brisbane Music Teachers Preview
Thursday 5 September
5pm – 7pm


Term 4

MoB Learn Launch 2020
Thursday 24 October
5pm – 7pm


Keep in touch

To speak with our education team regarding possible offerings for your class please email or call 07 3339 0823.

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