This presentation will explore how art educators can activate and employ art museums as safer spaces for addressing difficult knowledge. We will look at why museums are ideal locations for addressing difficult issues and will engage with a series of methods for working with difficult knowledge in these spaces.
Paper and a pen or pencil
Natasha S. Reid is Assistant Professor of Art Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria. She holds a Ph.D. in Art Education from Concordia University and conducted Quebec-funded postdoctoral research at UQÀM and NYU. Using narrative research, arts-based practices, and critical multicultural approaches, she investigates and activates the life histories of art educators, place-based experiences, and diverse cultural identities. This work has been conducted within diverse museums, community art spaces, and universities. Her research is published in a variety of journals and books, and she currently serves on the Art Education Journal review board.