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Amanda Palmer

Celebrating very young children as active cultural citizens: Inviting children, their families and teachers into a contemporary art museum space

Amanda is passionate about bringing young children, contemporary art and artists together. She advocates for all young children, their teachers and families to be empowered as cultural citizens through active welcome and wholehearted participation within all museums and galleries. Before coming to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in 2011, Amanda developed and delivered family programs at Penrith Regional Gallery. In her current role as Early Learning Coordinator, Amanda leads the Art & Wonder: Young Children and Contemporary Art Research Project, in collaboration with colleagues from Macquarie University, Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre and Blacktown City Council. Informed by research and community consultation, Amanda leads the MCA's suite of programs for Early Childhood Education and Care groups, Early Childhood Teacher Professional Learning programs and Early Learning Access program. Amanda has worked in museum education for 15 years. 

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