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Lily McGuire

Lily McGuire

Family Programmer
Royal Academy of Arts

Lily McGuire has managed education projects in the museums sector for over 6 years including at the South London Gallery and most recently at the Royal Academy of Arts where she currently works as the Family Programmer.

From working with children to design a play space or paint the gallery walls, to delivering offsite play sessions with Assemble Play, play has been central to her thinking around meaningful audience participation.

MuseumNext Museums, Games & Play Summit
Monday, 28 February 2022

What museums can learn from children

From consultation visits to American children’s museums, to designing an interactive gallery space with children, through a training course with Playful Partners and Kids in Museums, culminating in zestful play delivery with the Royal Academy of Arts in 2021, we have been exploring just how much children have to offer the world of galleries and museums. PennyWilson and Lily McGuire will share the stories of their experiences of children enriching and transforming the use and content of museum spaces and the people who work in them.

Full schedule here

Lily McGuire