The presentations of the LEM international conference "Intercultural Dialogue and Social Cohesion in Museums" held in Riga on 27 April 2012 are now available on http://bit.ly/Riga_conference.
We would like to draw your attention also to the next public event "Creativity, Lifelong Learning and the Ageing Population", which will take place in Östersund (Sweden) on 11 October 2012 to celebrate the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. The conference will be organised in collaboration with EARLALL (European Association of Regional and Local Authorities on Lifelong Learning) and will be followed by the EARLALL General Assembly on 12 October.
A draft of the LEM conference programme is available on http://bit.ly/3rd-LEMconference
We look forward to meeting you in Östersund.
The LEM Project Team
NEWS IN FOCUS:
3rd International Conference of the LEM Project
Under the theme "Creativity, Lifelong Learning and the Ageing Population" to be held on October 11, 2012 in Östersund, Sweden. Parallel event: first meeting of the new EARLALL (European Association of Regional and Local Authorities on Lifelong Learning) work group on Lifelong Learning and the Ageing Population, coordinated by NCK on behalf of the Jämtland Region.
Community Learning Innovation Fund
The Community Learning Innovation Fund, a new fund designed to support new and imaginative community learning opportunities that encourage adults to take up, succeed and progress in learning, is now open for applications.
Do You Know What Your Community Enjoys About Your Museum?
Museum staff often focus most of their attention on exhibits and programming—core parts of mission delivery that consume much of our attention. However, people often value museums for much broader reasons. IMLS-funded MAP grants provide $4,000 of consultative resources and services to participating museums
Summer Art School for adults and teachers
The Education Department of GAMeC – Modern Art Gallery in Bergamo - is organising two summer schools: one, addressed to adults and young adults, focussed on the art of illustrating children books and another, addressed to teachers of pre- and primary schools and educators, to introduce them to the appreciation and interpretation of art works, in order to use them in the respective educational contexts.
Adult Learners' Festival 2012 Report
The Adult Learners' Festival Week 2012 was a massive success with four hundred and fifteen events taking place throughout the country. There was a huge range of events to cater to all tastes, interest and skills levels - from informal learning opportunities in unlikely places to exploring life as a mature student on a university campus.
2013 Children's Museum Award
Applications are welcomed from children’s museums and from education, children and youth departments in museums and science museums, both long-established and recently opened. The Jury is looking especially for the creative use of exhibitions and programmes with an innovative interpretative approach, which should be meaningful to the relevant age-group.
Re-motivating Disengaged Youth
June 20-22, 2012 - Educators across Europe are facing new generations of learners. We offer them classrooms and traditional teaching; many young people are not able or motivated to learn in such settings. So, increasing numbers of young people drop-out or complete their educations with poor results. They are what we call disengaged youth. Creative use of technology makes a difference - if unfolded within innovative didactics. We need to re-think learning, and how learning takes place, and what learning could be…
Understanding the benefits of social media
Jun 29, 2012 - Twitter, Facebook, texting, blogs: the expanding range of social media tools available to us can leave people feeling daunted. This hands-on, person-friendly forum will offer practical advice and support for artists, creatives and anyone wishing to update their social media awareness and develop their skills.
Policy Debate: Responding to the crisis with culture
Jul 6, 2012 - Towards new models of governance for the cultural sector. No one ignores today the huge importance and global impact of the current economic crisis in Europe and in most developed countries. It has not only economic consequences (in the financing, production, consumption and working markets), but also political and social ones.
AMA Conference: 'Connect, engage, inspire'
Jul 10-12, 2012 - AMA conference 2012 will explore whether there is a disconnect between arts organisations and the every day lives of our audiences and visitors. It will give insight into latest thinking on how best to connect, engage and inspire the public through the arts including how we can take inspiration from them.
Engaging digital audiences in museums
Jul 11, 2012 - Organised by Museums Computer Group and the Digital Learning Network, the conference will bring together the two worlds of museum technology and museum learning and encourage them to talk and learn from each others’ skills and experience.
"Commodifying Culture? Cultural Villages and Living Museums"
Sep 12-14, 2012 - Final details of the ICME conference are forthcoming; the general format of the annual meeting will consist of paper and discussion sessions and excursions to museums and cultural sites in the area. ICME/2012/Namibia will offer a great opportunity to showcase Namibia to an international audience of museum workers
International conference on Migrating heritage
Dec 3-4, 2012 - Networks and collaborations across European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions. How can museums define new innovative practices, spaces and policies that reflect the challenges of the contemporary processes of globalisation, mobility and migration? This question is being addressed by European Museums in an age of migrations - MeLa.
Call for proposals: Creative Encounters
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in partnership with Trans Europe Halles (TEH) and Arts Network Asia (ANA), has launched the call for applications for the second edition of the programme Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe 2012-2013. Apply by 30th June 2012.
CDCH 2012: Call for Papers
The complexity and the expanding scale of most design processes that take place in today’s world require more comprehensive knowledge than any single expert can possess. In order to work collaboratively and reach common goals, experts from different disciplines have to share their specialized knowledge, skills, and practices.
TEC-Lab report on the User Study
An investigation concerning the exhibition “Consonanze: Dialogues across time”, held at Museo Cantonale d’Arte and Museo d’Arte, Lugano, from October 16th 2011 to January 8th, 2012 carried out by Tec-Lab - Università della Svizzera italiana, USI.
PLACES Impact Assessment Toolkit
The committee of PLACES developed the PLACES Impact Assessment Toolkit to measure science communication initiatives and policies. The toolkit delivers recommendations for future actions to promote the city of scientific culture in Europe and will be used in a series of case studies to assess the impact of scientific culture initiatives and policies in three contexts: Science centres; Science events or festivals; Science cities
European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
A new website, the "Marketplace for Innovative ideas" has been launched as part of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.
The link address is: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/eipaha/index
Iniva Creative Learning
The site hosts a range of art focused learning resources for use by teachers, counsellors, therapists and parents who are seeking new ways of supporting young and vulnerable people to make sense of their lives, experiences and emotions. As well as Iniva's highly successful Emotional Learning Cards, the site includes a series of free downloadable resources for use in workshops, and a blog.
The link address is: http://inivacreativelearning.org/