Museums as Social and Educational Spaces: Seminars July-October 2018

The project "Museums as Social and Educational Spaces - Practical Seminars for Work with Different Audiences" comes from the Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (the Fulbright Commission), in partnership with My Museum Foundation (MMF) and the museums in Plovdiv.

It offers an extended  training project aimed at the development of educational  and social capacity of the museums in the city of Plovdiv. The project is from March 2018 to April 2019. The programme of seminars and practical workshops will focus on eleven topics for museum and gallery professionals from Plovdiv and the region.

Seminars July-October 2018:

  • On July 3, 2018 at  The Regional Archaeological Museum - Plovdiv and The Regional History Museum - Plovdiv a 5-hour seminar will take place with the topic "Creative approaches in museum interpretation". Engaging contact with the museum audiences; storytelling, and creative workshops and dramatization techniques of museum interpretation will be some of the themes.
  • From 4th to 6th of July 2018 a 3-days 5-hours seminar will take place at  The Regional Archaeological Museum - Plovdiv and The Regional History Museum - Plovdiv. The topic is "Museums and Schools", which will discuss the museum as a key factor in the preservation of historical memory and building civic identity; seeking the living story of the past (and present) in museum programs; museums at school - content and skills benchmarks in the new educational standards; preparing museum classes related to regional studies and new educational standards.
  • On September 14, 2018 at The Regional Archaeological Museum - Plovdiv and The Regional History Museum - Plovdiv a 5-hour seminar will take place with the topic "Internships and volunteers at the museum". The museum in the lives of urban communities; motivating factors for volunteering; and training of interns and volunteers for museum work  will be some of the themes.
  • On October 5, 2018 at The Regional Archaeological Museum - Plovdiv and The Regional History Museum - Plovdiv  the last seminar will take place with the topic "Play and Creativity Museum". The lectures will be on games and interactivity in a museum context and - development, use and evaluation of educational games in the museum.

You may find details for the project’s events on www.fulbright.bg.


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