Conference Five: MUSEUM and EDUCATION Conference Five: MUSEUM and EDUCATION
Conference Five: MUSEUM and EDUCATION
20 - 22 September 2012
The Hermitage Theater

The State Hermitage Museum
The St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation

with the support from

The International Council of  The Museum of Modern Art and its Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder Travel Fund for Central and Eastern Europe
CUMULUS International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
The Consulate General of the State of Israel in St Petersburg
The Danish Agency for  Culture and The Danish Cultural Institute

International Conferences Series – “Museum in the 21st Century”

Conference Five:  MUSEUM and EDUCATION

Since 2006, the State Hermitage Museum with the support from the The St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts organizes annual conferences to discuss important issues and problems of the museums in the 21st century: Museum and the Art Market (2006), Museum and the Mass Media (2007), Reconstruction, Restoration and Re-exposition (2008), Museum and the State (2010).  The Hermitage provides a platform for discussions of the leading world art museums and brings together museum directors and curators, art historians, art critics, artists and journalists from all over the world.  In the past years Metropolitan and MoMA, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Museums of Berlin – to name a few - took part in these meetings. 

In 2012, the subject to be discussed is Museum and Education. The conference will look at two different but related aspects – educational activities of the modern museums and education of specialists for the museum/ the following questions will be discussed at the conference:

  • the purposes and nature of educational activities within the modern museum
  • how are educational programs come to being?
  • are guided tours necessary in the 21st century museum?
  • what is the auditorium for museum education?
  • exhibition design as part of educational process
  • training of museum personnel in universities and other educational establishments
  • what is museology and what is the nature of education provided in departments of museology?
  • museum specialists of the 21st century and problems of their education
  • new technologies in museum education: help or competition
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