One-day Conference “The Educational Museum”: Innovations and Technologies Transforming Museum Education”.
The museum has expanded from its origin as a repository of artifacts and natural history finds to become something much bigger: an open university, a community center, a place for social events, a monument to civic pride.
For the third annual conference on museum practices, curators, administrators, educators and artists will meet to talk about new developments in the field of museum education in Europe and North America. There will be a particular focus on how museums are using tools like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Kickstarter to pool in a bigger audience, interpret their collections, and even fund exhibitions.
From the U.S., Toby Tannenbaum, Assistant Director for Education for the J. Paul Getty Museum, is overseeing a wide range of onsite and online educational programs for general audiences, students, educators and special community groups.
Wendy Woon, Deputy Director of Education at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is leading one of the most innovative arts education programs, which includes a unique focus on audiences with disabilities.
Keynote speakers from the UK will be announced soon.
The conference, which will take place in Athens and Thessaloniki, on October 17 and 18 respectively, is co-organized by the Benaki Museum, the Five Museums in Thessaloniki, the U.S. Embassy and the British Council. Additional information will be available soon.