ICOM CECA conference 2018

Last week I went to the ICOM Committee for Education and Cultural Action (ICOM-CECA) conference in Tbilisi, Georgia #ceca2018

Thank you to the International Council of Museums – ICOM UK for sponsoring me to come with a travel grant.

Tbilisi is a beautiful city and we were looked after so well at our host site, the Georgian National Museum / საქართველოს ეროვნული მუზეუმი

In my role as ICOM CECA rep for the UK, here’s a summary of some of the key themes and presentations from the conference for any ICOM UK members who are following this page. If you have any questions or things you like me to ask participants/ contacts to make just message me.

On the first morning we heard from the wonderful Arja van Veldhuizen and her research on ‘What’s in a name’, thinking about what ‘Cultural Action’ mean to CECA members. How does it translate in different languages and what are the different words different countries use for describing museum education. You can find more info here in the CECA 28 report http://network.icom.museum/ceca/publications/icom-education/

Next there was a research papers session where I presented on the Museums on Prescription project from UCL https://culturehealthresearch.wordpress.com/museums-on-prescription/

Dr Megan Gooch from HRP also presented on the MOOC on Royal Fashion she worked on with Glasgow University and Future Learn https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion

In the afternoon there were some fantastic presentations from international colleagues and the winners of the best practice awards were announced. Here are some highlights I’ve picked out:

The Darkroommansion app by the Finish Museum of Photography https://www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi/en/projects/darkroom-mansion

Luiza Mitrache from La Fonderie Museum in Brussels on their Molenbeek, Little Manchester project https://petitmanchester.be/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/made-by-teens-cp.pdf

Mohamed Jamal from the Heritage Board in Singapore and their heritage treasure hunts as part of the Children’s Season in the city https://www.nhb.gov.sg/what-we-do/our-work/sector-development/museum-roundtable/children-season

Al-thani Moza from the Bin Jelmood House Museum, the first Museum about slavery in the Gulf https://www.msheireb.com/msheireb-downtown-doha/msheireb-museums/about-msheireb-museums/bin-jelmood-house/

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