São Brás de Alportel, 16-17 de September
We will enjoy an urgent and thrilling discussion about our dreams, our ideas and our futures in the wonderful Museu do Trajo de São Brás de Alportel, that has opened its community to the first Museum Mediators European Conference.
This conference is not about lecturing. It’s about sharing and creating and enjoying two days with friends that share the same passions: Museums, Ideas, People, Democracy. Please join us!
Even though culture-based creativity plays a pivotal role in the European society in many different dimensions (an increasing share of economic activity; the undisputed social impact, with huge touristic, identity and territorial cohesion value; as a social inclusion agent), the role of the Museum Mediators is still undervalued. It is still not recognised that the relationship with Museum and Heritage visitors represents the threshold for institutional survival.
Museum Mediators and Educators are highly qualified professionals that come from different academic fields, with little or no communicational and educational training that is indispensable for their daily activities.
This reality led to the creation of the Museum Mediators project. Our main goal was to create training and professional guidelines for Museum Mediators/Educators that represent the institutional and professional needs of Museums’ mediation professionals in the participating European countries: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Estonia and Denmark.
After a two year project, funded by the European Comission Lifelong Learning Programme, the partners have achieved relevant goals:
- The training courses were organized in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Estonia and Denmark, between 2013 and 2014, working with 103 learners.
- The creation of the European Network of Museum Mediators.
- The creation of the European Museum Mediators Think Tank.
For all this, we feel that there is a lot more to be done, developing with great ambition new designs and reflections about the role of Museums in our society and the indelible contribution of the Museum Mediators.
Tuesday, September 16th
Participants’ registration and welcome
—– With a selection of wine and appetizers
Welcome speech from the Museum
Welcome speech from the Museum Mediators Project Team
European Network of Museum Mediators and Think Tank
Carla Padró | Cristina Da Milano | Niels Righolt
Dinner at the Museum
Wednesday, September 17th
Museum Mediators Europe: discussing the process
Carla Padró | Aivi Ross | Dália Paulo | Iwona Libucha | Patrícia Brum
—— Coffee Break
European Museum Forum – partner in Ecult Value project
What Museums for Who with What? About our SMART museums
Ida Braendholt Lundgaard
METHOD | How to build and manage projects. The not to do and to do lists!
DIGITAL | Digital storytelling and its potential for audience engagement.
Cristina Da Milano and Niels Righolt
VISION | Sharing experiences through Museums Exhibiting Europe.
Maria João Nunes
ROLES | New professional roles for the Culture and Museum fields.
Ana Fernambuco e Flóra Berei-Nagy
——– Coffee Break
Ida Braendholt Lundgaard
Alexandra Gonçalves | Emanuel Sancho | Inês Câmara