New boost to education at ACMI
Education is at the very heart of what we do. Thanks to a generous gift from Gandel Philanthropy, our capacity to impact the lives of young people within our museum and beyond, has been strengthened significantly.
When we reopen mid-2020, we'll have two revitalised education studios, the Gandel Digital Future Labs, supporting our goal to see over 100,000 students and teachers engage in our education programs.
In addition to our on-site facilities, Gandel Philanthropy will also support us to take our education programs into regional Victoria. We will partner with tech schools to deliver programs in entrepreneurship, game design and emerging technologies, starting with Geelong Tech School in 2019, with other regional locations to follow.
Gandel Philanthropy explained their focus on young people and what their gift to ACMI supports:
“ACMI is one of the leading cultural institutions that is also a hub of learning and education. Most importantly, its emphasis on tech learning, on fostering creativity in students and looking to the future of education and employment, have all been key factors in our family foundation’s decision to support this initiative,” said John Gandel AC.
“We are very thrilled to be part of this project, helping ACMI to maintain its cutting-edge programming, as well as enabling them to increase their reach and their audience participation,” said Pauline Gandel AC.
Our Director of Public Programs & Education, Sophie Lieberman, said, "Gandel Philanthropy's generous gift means we're able grow and expand our programs for school students and teachers, providing unique opportunities to explore individual creativity and embrace emerging technologies to build skills from STEAM to enterprise thinking and to equip them with confidence and abilities to thrive in a future defined by rapid change."