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Europos Parkas, Lithuania
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
The Museum of New Art, Estonia
Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale, Latvia
The Wanås Foundation, Sweden
BSR MUSEUMS CO-OPERATION: TOURISM AND EDUCATION
This project has been co-financed by the EU PHARE 2001 Co-operation Programme in the Baltic Sea Region
Europos Parkas project Baltic Sea Region Museums Co-operation: Tourism and Education has been granted by EU PHARE 2001 Co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region Programme. It is a multilateral project whose partners are Louisiana Museum of Modern Art & Education Center Copenhagen (Humlebaek, Denmark), The Wanås Foundation (Knislinge, Sweden), The Museum of New Art (Pårnu, Estonia), Foundation Abava Valley (Pedvale, Latvia) and Vilnius Art School for Children and Youth (Vilnius, Lithuania).
The aim of the project is to establish a co-operative networking among museums that present modern and contemporary art within the Baltic Sea Region. A particular emphasis is made on education function of those museums and sharing the educational practice among them. Another issue that is addressed is promotion of these museums as cultural tourism attractions that provide both learning and fun experience.
During the project the print publication and the compact disk disseminating information about the museums that present modern and contemporary art within the Baltic Sea Region were published and distributed in the countries of the region, the local technical teaching base for the educational activities in Europos Parkas was created. On the other hand, seminar and workshop sessions embracing the exchange of practical and on - hands experience targeted at the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian educators enabled to share the best practices in the Baltic Region’s museums, which facilitated the professional development of museum educators.
On 9 May, to commemorate the Day of Europe, a four-day seminar of specialists on education of contemporary and modern art museums of the Baltic region was opened in Europos Parkas. Participating in the seminar were specialists from the Baltic region countries Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Museum educators, teachers, art students, representatives of youth organisations and other interested persons were invited to observe the course of the seminar. 132 people from 4 different target groups: children, adolescents, disabled and retired people - were involved in the workshops during the pilot seminar held in Europos Parkas. More about the Seminar.
Good educational practice examples
Violeta Jaseviciute. Assessment of International Seminar “Co-operation of Museums of the Baltic Sea Region: Tourism and Education” held in Europos Parkas on 9-12 May 2004. Recommendations for Educational Programs
Lina Kriksciokaityte. Recommendations to the Improvement of Educational Activities at Open – Air Museum Europos Parkas Based on the International Seminar Baltic Museum Cooperation: Tourism and Education
Anna Bowman. International Seminar „Baltic Sea Region Museums Co-operation: Tourism and Education“ Report. Recommendations for Educational Activities
The project is being implemented by the Public Institution EUROPOS PARKAS
Address: Europos Parkas, Joneikiskiu k., 15148 Vilnius r., LITHUANIA
Tel.: + 370 5 2377 077, 2377 070. Fax: +370 5 2377 077
The views expressed herein are those of Europos Parkas and other museums participating in the project and can therefore in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Commission.
Publication BSR museums co-operation: tourism and education (pdf)
The European Commission web site
The European Commission Representation in Lithuania
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