Engaging Young People aged 14-21 with Portraits conference, Leeds Art Gallery, 21 January 2020
Chaired by Kate Fellows, Head of Learning and Access, Leeds Museums & Galleries
Conference programmed by Sarah Shaw, Museum Tales Ltd, in collaboration with Engage and the Understanding British Portraits network
Keynote by Stephanie Ampofo, Poet, performer and inspirational speaker
Live scribing by Nifty Fox Creative
We worked with Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, to deliver a network conference exploring portraits and young people. The event looked at critical case studies from around the country, exploring challenges to engagement with young people, and including an exciting keynote address by Stephanie Ampofo. The day was packed with practical advice, transferable models, and inspirational voices, with first-hand accounts from staff and young people.
Watch our highlights film from this conference, and Stephanie Ampofo performing ‘Picture Portraiture’ below