Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno – Caam
14 Jornadas Estatales DEAC Museos
7 – 8 – 9 – 10 November 2006
Today the relation between the museum and the public cannot be conceived as a closed system, but rather as something versatile, in which the museum must adapt to the needs, motivations and possibilities of the public. We should understand that society is undergoing constant change and that the institution of the museum, as the public service that it is, must be prepared for these changes.
This adaptation has been going on for some time in the field of education, and is carried out in museums through Departments of Education and Cultural Action (DEAC), which should set an example of good reflexes when it comes to analysing the changes mentioned.
Is this an exclusive task of the DEAC? If we apply this idea to present-day society, we can say that museums have been actively involved in fostering models of greater identification between the public and its heritage, helping at the same time to put paid to the idea of museums as something outdated and mythified, confining their operations to the conservation and storage of their respective collections and to showing parts of them to a specific segment of society.
This seminar is aimed at serving specialists as a forum for reflection and for drawing up proposals that transform occasional museum visitors into habitual users. It is necessary to speak about how museums are working, and how, through education, stable museum-going publics can be achieved.
The objectives are:
– To assemble and foster encounters and discussions between museum officials and educators.
– To facilitate the exchange of ideas, theoretical notions, experiences, and DEAC methodologies at the service of society, in such fields as new technologies, multiculturalism, and the new languages of social connection.
– To foster the critical and creative participation in the solution of problems and in the development of theoretical and practical proposals for the creation, improvement, consolidation and bringing up to date of the Departments of Education and Cultural Action.
As to the subjects that will make up the central hub of papers, talks, and discussions, the departure point will be the present of the DEAC, their role as mediators between museums and the public at large, and the challenge they face to respond to a society that is increasingly fast-moving in its changes and requirements, along with their capacity to adapt to new communications systems (new technologies, the Internet, etc.)
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. C/ Los Balcones 9, 11. 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria, Espana. Tel (+34) 902 311 824. Fax (+34) 928 321 629. E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
People who would like to give a talk (maximum 15 minutes) should send it to the email address email@example.com before 20 September, indicating the thematic area to which it belongs.
A committee will make a selection, and applicants will be informed of its decisions on 30 September. The complete originals must be sent to the same email address before 7 October 2006.
Employees of Museums, Art Centres, and Amigos del CAAM: 100,00 E
Others: 150,00 E
Authors of talks (one per person).
Deadline 31 October 2006
Registration fee covers documentation, attendance of lectures, coffee breaks,
lunches, and trips
People wishing to attend must pay the registration fee:
1. From 10:00 am. to 20 pm. at the reception desk of the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, from Tuesday to Friday, C/ Los Balcones 11, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. (34) 902 311824. www.caam.net
2. By bank transfer to the Caja de Canarias, account number 2052 8000 76 33- 045010-03 (send receipt by fax to 928321629, or hand it in at CAAM reception desk.
3. Visit the web page www.caam.net 14 JORNADAS ESTATALES DEAC MUSEOS
Lodging and Transportation
Participants must pay for their own lodging and transportation. Information about hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be supplied. Information firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-seminar activities for early-arrival participants and their guests, and also
For registered wishing to join it
Trip to Moya
Lunch at Osorio farm
10.00 Departure from CAAM
LISTEN TO THE VISITOR
9.00 Accreditation and distribution
9.30 Opening ceremony
10.00 Introductory lecture
Director, Institut für Kunst im Kontext. Berlin, Germany
The Museum as a Laboratory of Responses to New Needs
Director of the History Museum of the city of Barcelona, Spain
Director Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. Instructor, George Washington University, Museum Education Program. Washington, D.C. USA
16.00 Trip to San Bartolom de Tirajana, Maspalomas and Telde
10.00 Introductoy lecture
Director At-Bristol Museum. Bristol, England
Sensibility and Social Commitment
Head of Education and Cultural Action, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown, Massachussets, USA
13.00 La Recova.
DEAC Exhibition Activities
16.00 Talks Session
18.30 Talks Session
THE NEW TECNOLOGIES AS A MEANS OF DISEMINATION
10.00 Introductory lecture
Director of Museum Studies Department, Leicester University, England
Advantage and Disadvantages of the New Technologies
Chief Curator, Media Museum ZKM. Karlsruhe, Germany
Architecte. Lecturer of Universidad de
A Coruna, Spain
Founder, partner and consultant to the Makebelieve Organisation. A
thens, Greece; London, England
16.00 Conclusions of the Seminar
and Closing Act
17.30 Guided tour of the G?ldar
21.30 Closing Dinner