The Art of Intercultural Dialogue

Contemporary artists also work in an increasing globalised environment and their works also reflect this.  As art is a metaphor and offers many interpretations,  it can offer avenues for dialogue from many perspectives. This workshop will focus on a number of key artworks by international artists as a means through which to discuss the theme of the conference.  For this workshop,  Helen O'Donoghue will draw on her experience of working with adults in the Irish Museum of Modern Art as evidence of how this has been put into practice.


Helen O' Donoghue ( is Senior Curator and Head of Education & Community Programmes at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Appointed to her current role in 1991, she has developed the programme from the inception of the Museum. Currently working with four curatorial staff, they have devised initiatives for both formal and informal learning engaging with all aspects of the museum. The department has also curated exhibitions and developed pedagogical models which have been evaluated and subsequently published.