European Regional Development Fund
Museum exhibitions are important tourist and education related attractions. However, sufficient importance is not given to professional characteristics required for the organisation of exhibitions themselves. For that purpose, the Hungarian Open Air Museum and its Museum Education and Methodology Centre have developed an accredited professional training programme. This ready-made training methodology provides museum professionals necessary skills needed from idea creation until implementation phase in the realm of public education.
In scope of this project, the know-how of the training methodology developed in the last more than 10 years in Hungary will now be transferred to the Slovak partner organisations. Through this cooperation, Slovak and Hungarian partners will adapt the training methodology for the Slovak museum professionals. It is also going to be one of the first steps towards an institutionalised cooperation of Slovak and Hungarian museum organisations, which can serve as an incentive for further international cooperation activities. Widening of professional networks in the field of museology is considered as one of main objectives.
With aim of transferring the knowledge in museum education to Slovakia, the Hungarian Open Air Museum will prepare a series of workshops for Košice Cultural Centres – K-13. During those workshops the professionals from the field will learn skills how to create a high-quality and attractive exhibitions, how to engage the audience or how to use marketing tools. Participants will also have the opportunity to curate a topical exhibition and demonstrate their acquired skills. A summer university will be organised to strengthen the acquired knowledge. On top of that, the partners will prepare a report which will summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the museum sector in both countries, which would serve as basis for continuous cooperation.
Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum
2000 Szentendre, Sztaravodai út 75.
Košický samosprávny kraj
04266 Košice, Námestie Maratónu mieru 1
K 13 – Košické kultúrne centrá
04001 Košice - Juh, Kukučínova 2