Speaker: Alison H.Y. Liu
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Alison H.Y. Liu

National Taiwan Normal University
Art Education
No. 19, Da-Tong West Road

Alison H.Y. Liu is undertaking her PhD dissertation at the Department of Art Education, National Taiwan Normal University, and is also enrolled in an online MA program in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University, USA. She holds her first MA in Visual Art and the Creative Arts in Education from University of Exeter, UK, and a BA in Japanese from Tamkang University in Taiwan. Prior to her current academic pursuit, Alison worked as a primary school teacher for ten years, with an enthusiasm for arts teaching and painting, and implemented art curriculum design/exhibitions. She was also previously involved in a museum-based local community practice, worked as a docent in an art museum biennale, and assisted with a national research project which coordinated an initiative to apply museum digital collections into arts classrooms. As part of her PhD, Alison is studying the potential of the Web using her interdisciplinary background of art education as well as museum education, with a hope that museums can benefit from related research and fulfill the mission of better communication with visitors. During recent years, Alison has published various papers in academic journals in the fields of both art education and museum education, with a particular focus on applying virtual media and online community approaches in order to cultivate web users to become museum goers. From 2007, she has been participating and presenting papers at international conferences, aiming to disseminate a worldwide vision in her country, Taiwan.

Alison H.Y. will demonstrate Dulwich OnView: A museum blog run by the community for the community. [Demonstration]