|CETAID (Community Exhibitions as Tools for Adults|
|A partnership of museum and heritage sites in Europe debating, sharing ideas and innovative practice around the problems museums have to deal when engaging with their diverse audiences, visitors and communities. |
|IN THE PLANNING PHASE ONLY - WE ARE LOOKING FOR PARTNERS FOR A GRUNDTVIG LEARNING PARTNERSHIP APPLICATION!!!
Szepsi Csombor Márton's work with the same title was published in Kassa/Kosice, Slovakia in 1620. This first travel book in Hungarian describes the power in the colorfoul cultural variety of Europe, which is still a basic idea of the EU.
These thoughts had never been expressed so clearly and early in other literary works. Szepsi Csombor Márton as a student travelled around in northern Europe trying to see as much as possible, and described authentically whatever was seen, sprinkling it with some humour and his expert knowledge while continuously reflecting on Hungary's situation. This still enjoyable book is a good resource for studying 'tourism' of the era.
Some chapters of this book were already translated by Bernard Adams and published in the Hungarian Quarterly in 2003 and 2004.
In 2003-2004 a Hungarian crew was travelling along the same route and preparing a documentary to feature Europe's colourful cultural variety.
The main coordinators of this project, the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism and the Foundation for Museums and Visitors have cooperated since 2004 including a project titled Museums as Places for Intercultural Dialogue (MAP for ID), which was funded between 2007-2009 by the Lifelong Learning (Grundtvig) Programme of the European Commission.
|For museums greater involvement in society (2008-2010)|
|Project goals and objectives:
To transform the attitude and build capacity of Hungarian museum professionals to enable them and their museums to fully discover their potential for participating in civic, social and economic developments. By the end of the 2nd year, project participants will explore national and international best practices of museums' involvement in civic participation and community development; acquire the necessary skills and build capacity through active participation in workshops; establish new cross-sector partnerships, initiate innovative projects; examine local priorities through focus group discussions, and review their current practices in light of these discussions; survey the utility of their new pojects, and from results they draw new arguments to present to their owners and potential supporters increasing confidence and decreasing dependance from owners. Receive in-kind support and extra media coverage.
|Museums Literacy (2008-2010)|
|About the project:
Museums today can be fully considered as valuable environments for lifelong learning while embodying the idea access to culture for all. With the support from the EU’s Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Program that promotes adult education, “Museum Literacy” offers a forum for dialogue and exchange between training institutions, public bodies and museums from 5 different European countries.
|Museums as Places for Intercultural Dialogues (2007-2009)|
|In support of 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue
Intercultural dialogue is a process that comprises an open and respectful exchange or interaction between individuals, groups and organisations with different cultural backgrounds or world views. Among its aims are to develop a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives and practices, to increase participation and the freedom and ability to make choices, to foster equality, and to enhance creative processes. (From the EU and Council of Europe official documents.)