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Ceca Europe News 5 June 2009 Contents • Editorial • What’s on? o Conferences o Training and study courses o Projects o Publications • Zoom • General Information Co o The International Board o Ceca National Coordinator Meeting in Rome, 8th-9th May, 2009 Editorial Emma Nardi precise information at each country level and meet the needs Dear All, each country reveals. Besides, it is important to have strong lead- this Newsletter will be mainly dedicated to the National Corre- ership not only at regional but also at national level. spondents meeting that I organised at Roma Tre University on Sonia Guarita do Amaral presented some valuable experiences of May 8th-9th 2009. The table below shows the National Correspon- her area, in particular the organisation of regional conferences dents who attended the meeting with the country they represent and the Cecalogo, a set of rules shared by all Ceca members. and the institution they belong to. I presented myself some figures about the work I have done since Austria – Museum Folk Life and Claudia Peschel Wacha 2007 when, during the conference in Vienna, I was appointed as Folk Art in Vienna Europe Regional Coordinator. Belgium – Centre de recherches Nicole Gesché-Koning A very lively discussion followed the three presentations. National et d'études technologiques des Correspondents concentrated, in particular, on a basic point: arts plastiques which tasks National Correspondents are expected to fulfil. The Croatia - Etnografski muzej Zeljka Jelavic fundamental tasks were agreed as follows: Finland - Museum of technology Leena Tornberg 1. improving Ceca national mailing list France - Université d’Avignon et Hana Gottesdiener 2. attracting new members des Pays de Vaucluse 3. involving members in Ceca activities Iceland - Listasa fni Rakel Pétursdóttir 4. keeping track of Ceca activities at national level Íslands/National Gallery of Ice- 5. writing a national report for the Regional Coordinator (deadline: land one month before Ceca annual conference). A further task was Ireland - National Gallery of Ire- Marie Bourke set for the future: spreading/sharing information and best prac- land tices with/among National Correspondents. Italy - Centro di Didattica Silvia Ciriello The decisions made underline the important role that National Museale/Università degli Studi Correspondents play in Ceca. Therefore it was deemed useful to Roma Tre find a transparent and democratic way to appoint them. At the Netherlands - Van Abbemu- Willem Jan Renders moment only the Ceca president and board are elected, but there seum Eindhoven is no formal procedure to appoint national correspondents. A pub- lic invitation to volunteer was published on Ceca – Europe News- Norway - Vest-Agder-museet Gunhild Aaby letter since its first issue. It is agreed that the actual National Cor- Spain - Universitat de Girona – Roser Juanola respondents will stay in charge until the Shanghai conference. In ICRPC the meantime, as soon as a decision is made on how to select The meting was chaired by Colette Dufresne-Tassé, Ceca Presi- among volunteers, Emma Nardi will present it to the Ceca board. dent. Sonia Guarita do Amaral was also present to give a contri- A second key point that was thoroughly discussed was to organ- bution about the work National Correspondents developed in ise a joint initiative at European level. The approved idea is to South America. gather data about the educational activity of European museums. The agenda of the meeting was as follows: A questionnaire is discussed and a first version drafted that Na- - role of National Correspondents; tional Correspondents (NC) will integrate and translate in their - how to attract new members; national language(s). The following deadlines are also agreed: - how to involve members in Ceca activities; • End of May 2009: NCs’ comments on the questionnaire - professional development; are to be sent to Emma Nardi - publication of the thematic dossier; - regional conference 2010. • Before June 15th 2009: Emma Nardi circulates the template for NCs’ annual report If you want to have a complete and precise idea of the discussion, • End of June 2009: NCs’ comments on the template are you can refer to the minutes of the meeting to be sent to Emma Nardi (http://musei2.educ.uniroma3.it/musei/pubblicazioni/att-edit.htm). • End of June 2009: reactions to comments must be sent In this Editorial, I want to summarise the most important points of to Emma Nardi the discussion and the decisions made. • June 15th 2009: Emma Nardi circulates comments Colette Dufresne-Tassé underlined that until now the Ceca ap- among NCs present at the meeting proach has been mainly top-down. Her wish is to gradually trans- • Beginning of July 2009: a copy of the questionnaire is form it into a bottom-up one. To do so, Ceca needs to have more sent to the President and to the other NCs 1 Committee for Education and Cultural Action Europe News • Before October 2009: try-out of the questionnaire • End of February 2010: data collection is to be started • October 2009: the questionnaire is further discussed • November 2010: results presentation at Shanghai con- when NCs meet in Iceland ference. • Before November 2009: translation of the questionnaire into local languages The National Correspondents meeting had a very tight schedule • Before November 2009: the museum mailing list is to and provided a lot of work and discussion (see picture 1). How- be improved ever it must be said that, as it is a tradition in Ceca, we also • Before November 2009: the e-questionnaire is to be found time for some entertaining activities. Thanks to the gener- designed and implemented osity of Pierreci, a visit was organised to the exhibition Futurismo • January 2010: the questionnaires are to be sent to mu- at the Scuderie del Quirinale (see picture 2) followed by a won- seums derful dinner in a typical Italian restaurant. • Beginning of February 2010 (or three weeks after send- ing the questionnaires): a reminder is to be sent to mu- seums What’s on is necessary to raise awareness in youngest children so that they can understand and recognise the value of our heritage, thus con- Conferences tributing to its preservation and valorisation. Starting from these joint goals, the Curia and the primary school • June 23rd – 25th 2009, Brussels (Belgium), Audience Policies in have worked together for the creation of the Laboratory of Mu- museums for low school level people, seum Education: the outputs produced and the learning outcomes Contact: Giannalia Cogliandro Beyens, Email will be publicly presented during the International Museum Day firstname.lastname@example.org 2009. • June 28th - July 1st 2009, Dallas (USA), 10th International Con- http://www.museodiocesanorieti.it/ ference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2009), www.smu.edu/aimac • October 5th – 10th 2009, Reykjavik (Iceland), National Gallery of News from Finland Iceland, Ceca Conference 2009, Museum Education in a Global Multidisciplinary seminar – “Triangle drama” Context - Priorities and Processes, http://ceca.icom.museum/ The President of CECA, Colette Dufresne-Tassé raised a new • October 16th 2009, Rome (Italy), Museum Ara Pacis Augustae, theme in Rome during the National Correspondents’ meeting in Il museo parla. A chi?, http://musei2.educ.uniroma3.it May. There could be more seminars and sessions among differ- • November 15th – 17th 2009, Cologne (Germany), The German ent representatives of the museum field. Association for Education in Museums 2009 Conference – Das The first occasion in Finland was arranged in April. The title of the Eigene und das Fremde. Museen und Integration, seminar was Triangle drama. The seminar was co-arranged by www.museumspaedagogik.org the Associations of Finnish Curators, Museum Educators and Conservators. The main question was: do you know what your colleague - curator, museum educator or conservator - really ♣♣♣ does? The platform where everybody’s work can be seen is the exhibition, which is meant for the visitors. The focus was also in the question: what is the visitor’s role in each of their work? The Training and Study courses very first seminar opened the communication, which has not nec- essarily happened among one museum. It raised good discus- ICOM National Committee in Georgia - “Workshop for South sions, when several speakers from different museums gave their Caucasus Region Museums - Development of Museum Educa- perspectives for the theme. There were about 90 participants in tion and Cultural Action” within the programme: “Support to the the seminar. The most common feed-back was: this was a good ICOM network: implementation of the ICOM Strategic Plan for start, the discussion should be continued. The same associations 2008-2010”. Co-financer of the workshop: Ministry of Culture, consider the possibility of arranging similar kind of seminar next Monuments Protection and Sport of Georgia. The workshop will year. continue the cycle of training programmes provided by ICOM Georgia for South Caucasus Region (Georgia, Armenia and A new publication of on-going research in Finland of cultural heri- Azerbaijan) museums. The workshop will cover the most actual tage and learning topics concerning new style of educational programmes and cul- Finnish Museums Association published in co-operation with the tural actions, in collaboration with CECA (International Committee project The Oak of Finland a publication Kulttuuriperintö ja oppi- for Education and Cultural Action) by the lead of CECA experts: minen ed. Päivi Venäläinen (Cultural heritage and learning, Marie-Clarté O'Neill (ICOM France) and Nicole Gesché (ICOM mainly in Finnish, some articles in Swedish). The project Oak of Belgique). Finland is a network of cooperation for cultural heritage educa- The workshop will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on October 10th-15th tion, formed by the National Board of Antiquities, the Finnish Na- 2009. tional Board of Education, the Ministry of the Environment, and Website: www.georgianmuseums.ge Finland’s environmental administration. The network is open for schools, museums, environmental centres and NGOs providing ♣♣♣ World Heritage education. The operations started as a project in 1998. The project has been very active in publishing books (14 Projects books) of culture heritage activities and learning in Finland during 10 years. This publication concentrates on ongoing research ac- ICOM’s International Museum Day 2009 tivities in the field. The publication is in pdf-form at the address The Museum of Ecclesiastical Heritage of the Diocese of Rieti, in http://www.edu.fi/teemat/kulttuurikasvatus/kulttuuriperinto_ja_oppi collaboration with the local 1st School District, proposes a detailed minen.pdf. programme for the International Museum Day focusing on Muse- ums and Tourism from the perspective of school and student tour- Innovation and creativity ism. In spring, when the school year is about to end, didactic vis- Developing innovative and creative thinking are the key words in its and guided tours are encouraged; however, since such visits the Finnish museum education field. The National Board of Antiq- ought not to turn into occasions to leave the classrooms empty, it uities and the Ministry of Education have administered financing 2 Committee for Education and Cultural Action Europe News for more than 35 projects this year. The projects cover the whole power to communicate this to their local community. A consider- area of Finland from north to south, from west to east. Projects able number of ICOM members are participating in ‘Catch up on represent a wide range of museum education activities: senior, Culture Week’. multicultural, new technology (mobile phones), art for all, museum drama, playing and learning etc. Symposium The National Gallery of Ireland is organising a symposium on the News from Ireland theme Audience Development in Museums and Cultural Sites in Field Trip Difficult Times on Thursday 5 November 2009 (Dublin). The Irish Museums Association Field Trip will take place on During difficult times, curators, administrators, educators and pro- Wednesday 3 June to the medieval city of Kilkenny. This day-long grammes involved in cultural sites, museums and galleries, arts trip will include visits to Kilkenny Castle, the Butler Gallery, Rothe organisations and heritage administration, have fewer supports House, and to the Bishop’s Palace (home to the Heritage Coun- and resources, yet still retain the need to develop new ideas and cil). It will be a full day of activities from 9.30am-7.00pm. to press for innovation. This symposium has been designed to For details contact email@example.com or see www.irishmuseums.org help people to devise strategies that will enable them to think more creatively about what they do, where to source funds, how Museum Practitioner’s Forum to attract visitors and to continue to serve people well. The Museum Practitioner’s Forum on Friday 10 July, will provide Invited speakers who will address researching, defining and de- an opportunity for eight people to present projects, publications, veloping the audience, include Dr. Nick Merriman (Museum of collaborative ventures and for the exchange of ideas. It is co- Manchester); Stuart McLoughlin (Business to Arts); Charlotte ordinated by Brian Crowley of the Irish Museums Association and Jensen (National Museum, Copenhagen); Myles Dungan (author, will take place at Daniel O’Connell House, (Keough-Naughton historian and media presenter); Lia Chilardi (Noema Research Notre Dame Centre), 58 Merrion Square, Dublin. and Planning); Damien O’Brien (Failte Ireland); Doireann Ni For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.irishmuseums.org Bhriain (Arts Consultant). A series of case histories will be pre- sented that will reflect opportunities in hard times. The sympo- sium will be accompanied by a set of proceedings that will be Museum Visits published in spring 2010. Members of the Irish Museums Association, ICOM-Ireland are For details contact email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; or see invited to the following ‘museum visits’ together with a guest. www.nationalgallery.ie 13 June at 11.15am, Museum Visit to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, at Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo for a tour let by Deirdre Power. 27 June at 11.15am, Museum Visit to the Royal Hibernian Acad- ♣♣♣ emy, Ely Place, Dublin, for a tour of the newly refurbished Gallery. Publications For details contact email@example.com or see www.irishmuseums.org • Calaf, R., Didáctica del Patrimonio: epistemología, me- ‘Catch up on Culture Week 2009: 17-24 May’ todología y estudio de casos, Gijón, Trea, 2009, pp.360, The Irish Museums Association is organising ‘Catch up on Culture ISBN 978-84-9704-430-1 Week 2009: 17-24 May’ (includes International Museums Day 18 • Dalai Emiliani, M., Per una critica della museografia del May and European Museums at Night 15-18 May) as a fresh ini- Novecento in Italia. Il “saper mostrare” di Carlo Scarpa, tiative to gain new visitors for our cultural heritage sites. Why? Venezia, Marsilio, 2009, pp. 227, ISBN 883179647X Visitors are looking for things to do to help them pass their time in • De Biase, F. (a cura di), L’arte dello spettatore. Il pubblico an enjoyable and worthwhile way. The cultural heritage sector is della cultura tra bisogni, consumi, tendenze, Milano, ideally placed to address this need. By drawing the attention of Franco Angeli, 2008, pp. 480, ISBN 13: 9788846498588 the public to ‘Catch up on Culture Week 2009: 17-24 May,’ our • Gautheron, M. - Merleau-Ponty, C. (sous la direction de), museums, arts centres, libraries, folk parks, historic houses, have L’aventure d’une exposition. Sur les traces du serpent…, the potential to gain new audiences, provide free and enjoyable Lyon, ENS Éditions, 2008, pp. 168, ISBN 978-2-84788- experiences, and encourage our visitors to use them more fre- 139-4 quently. The Irish Museums Association has designed a logo and • Nuzzaci, A. (a cura di), Il museo come luogo di apprendi- is co-ordinating events, in partnership with other organisations. In mento, Lecce, Pensa Multimedia, 2009, pp.360, ISBN return, the Association is asking cultural heritage sites etc., to be 9788882326470 pro-active with events and displays and do everything in their Zoom étudiants en histoire de l’art de second et troisième cycles des institutions françaises et étrangères. Il se déroule indifféremment Museum Professions: A European Frame of Reference en français et en italien. Une bonne compréhension des deux Between November 2006 and June 2008 members of ICOM langues est indispensable. Le droit d’inscription est de 150 euros. France, ICOM Italy, ICOM Switzerland and ICTOP worked to- Il comprend les frais d’enseignement, le logement à Venise, ainsi gether on a European frame of reference for the museum profes- que les transports au cours du séminaire. sions. Its objectives are to promote the national and international Programmation et organisation. recognition of museum professions and the mobility of museum Ecole du Louvre: Gennaro Toscano, Claire Merleau-Ponty professionals. Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti: http://ictop.alfahosting.org/index.php?option=com_content&view= Giuseppe Pavanello, Sandro G. Franchini. category&layout=blog&id=38&Itemid=58 Renseignements. firstname.lastname@example.org ♣♣♣ email@example.com Andrea Mantegna 1431 - 1506: restaurations, exposi- ♣♣♣ tions, réception Quelles scénographies pour quels musées ? Séminaire XIIIe séminaire d’histoire de l’art vénitien. Venise, Mantoue, Pa- international d’été de muséologie doue, Vérone, du 30 juin au 9 juillet 2009. Paris, Lille, Roubaix, Fontainebleau, Nemours, France du 31 août Le programme comporte des conférences de spécialistes interna- au 11 septembre 2009 tionaux et des visites conduites par les responsables scientifiques Ce séminaire s’adresse à des étudiants avancés ou à des profes- des collections ou par les étudiants. Le séminaire s’adresse aux sionnels débutants de nationalité étrangère. Destiné à fournir un 3 Committee for Education and Cultural Action Europe News complément de formation à un cursus d’histoire de l’art, de firstname.lastname@example.org conservation ou de muséologie, il abordera pour sa sixième édi- www.ecoledulouvre.fr tion les questions relatives à la scénographie, dans le cadre des expositions permanentes et temporaires. Pratique professionnelle ♣♣♣ spécialisée, la scénographie requiert des compétences multiples Los visitantes de los museos también quieren divertirse (architecture intérieure, éclairage, sonorisation, signalétique, mul- Article de Nicole Gesché-Koning dans le journal El Alto Aragon. timédia…), et, selon les objectifs fixés par les musées, elle parti- http://www.diariodelaltoaragon.es/NoticiasDetalle.aspx?Id=568345 cipe activement à la médiation des objets, à leur lisibilité, leur jus- te interprétation et leur bonne conservation. Enseignements théo- riques, tables rondes, rencontres et échanges avec des profes- ♣♣♣ sionnels, visites de musées permettent aux participants d’aborder Abruzzo Earthquake ces questions fondamentale dans les musées. See the video : http://www.icom-italia.org/ Renseignements email@example.com General information The International Board • Iceland - Rakel Pétursdóttir, Listasa fni Íslands/National Gallery • Colette Dufresne-Tassé - Chair of Iceland • Arja van Veldhuizen - Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org • Francine Lelièvre - Member • Ireland - Marie Bourke, National Gallery of Ireland • Michael Cassin - USA and Canada Regional Coordinator email@example.com • Anne-Marie Ëmond - Information Coordinator and ICOM Educa- • Italy - Silvia Ciriello, Centro di Didattica Museale, Università de- tion Editor gli Studi Roma Tre • Emma Nardi - Europe Regional Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • Daniel Castro Benitez - South-America and the Caribbean Re- • Netherlands – Willem Jan Renders, Van Abbemuseum gional Coordinator Eindhoven • Adriana Mortara Almeida - Publications Diffusion Coordinator email@example.com • Umebe N. Onyejekwe – Africa Regional Coordinator • Norway - Gunhild Aaby, Vest-Agder-museet • Kwang Sun Ahn – Asia-Pacific and Australia Regional Coordina- firstname.lastname@example.org tor • Slovakia – Marian Číž, Múzeum vo Sv. Antone email@example.com CECA National Correspondents • Spain - Roser Juanola, Universitat de Girona - ICRPC firstname.lastname@example.org • Austria - Claudia Peschel Wacha, Museum of Folk life and Folk • Sweden - Anne Lidén, Stockholm University art in Vienna email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org • United Kindom – Jenny Wedgbury, Kensington Palace Historic • Belgium - Nicole Gesché-Koning, Centre de recherches et Royal Palaces, Kensington Gardens d'études technologiques des arts plastiques email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org • Czech Republic, Jan Dolak, Masaryk University Brno email@example.com • Croatia - Zeljka Jelavic, Etnografski muzej firstname.lastname@example.org • Finland - Leena Tornberg, Museum of technology email@example.com • France - Hana Gottesdiener, Université d’Avignon et des Pays des Vaucluse firstname.lastname@example.org • Georgia – Inga Karaia, Chief Specialist of the Department Mu- seums & Collection, Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sport of Georgia, email@example.com • Germany - Peter Rolf Schüller, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein- Westfalen firstname.lastname@example.org • Greece – Amalia Tsitouri, Hellenic Ministry of Culture email@example.com Meeting in Rome, Cocktail at Scuderie del Quirinale th Next issue October. Deadline for contributions September 15 Editorial board Emma Nardi (chair), Francesco Agrusti, Silvia Ciriello. Copyright: Università Roma Tre – Dipartimento di Progettazione Educativa e Didattica – Centro di Didattica Mu- seale, via Madonna dei Monti 40, 00184 Roma – http://musei2.educ.uniroma3.it - firstname.lastname@example.org 4
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