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Tate Modern and the London Connected Learning Centre

12 May 2016

Education Development Trust's London Connected Learning Centre has been selected as an associate organisation by new Tate Modern for its new Tate Exchange 'open experiment'.

New Tate Modern, which includes the Switch House, a new 10 storey building comprising galleries and learning spaces, opens to the public from 17 June 2016 with a host of special events, free to all.

At the opening, Tate Exchange will occupy an entire floor the new Switch House building, opening up the museum and the world of art to new audiences. Associate organisations will be able to run events and projects on the site as a way of using art to address issues from the wider world.

Collaboration is key to the success of this experiment; London Connected Learning Centre will be working with other associates including CCW Digital, an interdisciplinary collective of staff and students from Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon schools of Art, exploring digital practice in arts education. The collaboration will encompass art as taught in primary and secondary schools as well as exploring work in HE and beyond into industry. ​The programme will involve exploring a variety of new technologies such as virtual and mixed realities, 3d scanning and printing and the internet of things.​

London Connected Learning is an award winning organisation that helps schools and other settings use digital technologies to improve learning. Children and young people learn how to use diverse technologies to create, experiment, design and explore. London Connected Learning Centre works in partnership with businesses, community and cultural organisations, and is proud to be selected by new Tate Modern as an associate organisation.

Sarah Horrocks, Director of London Connected Learning Centre, comments: "This is a very exciting opportunity for the CLC and its partner schools. Our status as an associate allows us to connect and collaborate with colleagues from HE, industry and the charity and cultural sectors. Our planned programme for next year will enable primary pupils to work alongside students, artists and technology specialists to explore emerging technologies in new and creative ways. We commend new Tate Modern for this innovative and brave programming. We are extremely proud to be a part of Tate Exchange."

London Connected Learning Centre (CLC), part of Education Development Trust, is an award-winning organisation that helps schools and other settings use digital technologies to improve learning.