Travelling Museum: Get to Know Yourself through Art
The project is funded by
The project is funded by the European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms (instrument “Development of Cultural Accessibility and Strengthening Cultural Education”).
MO Museum – a travelling museum
“Travelling Museum” is the MO project originated in 2017.
Travelling educational activities for children and adults developed to travelling exhibitions in various Lithuanian cities: Klaipėda, Panevėžys, Alytus, Marijampolė, Utena, Telšius, Šiauliai.
The new educational project “Travelling Museum: Get to Know Yourself through Art” offers an opportunity to reach more remote cities and towns with the MO exhibition “Celebrate for Change” in order to provide their residents an opportunity to be introduced to modern art.
Goals and objectives of the project
To introduce the products of modern art to people with fewer opportunities and expand the audience for culture and art.
Systematically to improve the availability of modern art, culture and services for the Lithuanian population and reduce socio-cultural exclusion in the regions.
– To improve the availability of contemporary art and cultural products for the inhabitants of Lithuanian regions.
– To strengthen the cultural awareness and cultural competences of children, young people as well as other members of the community.
DATES & DESTINATIONS
The best experiences of MO Museum exhibitions, educators, creativity and working with families are presented in 8 locations throughout Lithuania:
Marijampole: April 1 – May 13, 2022
Silute: May 16 – June 24, 2022
Antaliepte (Zarasai district): June 27 – August 5, 2022
Naujoji Akmene: August 8 – September 23, 2022
Salcininkai: September 26 – October 28, 2022
Moletai: October 31 – December 9, 2022
Birzai: January 9 – February 17, 2023
Druskininkai: February 20 – March 31, 2023
WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Travel-adapted exhibition “Celebrate for Change“
– Training for educators and staff from cultural sector, who will use the experience gained for many years in their daily work
– Educational classes for local children
– “Family Sunday” (educational activities)
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF FROM CULTURAL SECTOR
We have initiated innovative interdisciplinary educational programs that assist in developing most important competences in the 21st century: creativity, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence, which significantly contributes to formal education.
In collaboration with children theatre “Pradzia” (The Beginning), the MO Museum has conducted a programme for families with children aged 3–8, which quickly reveals the ideas of the exhibition “Celebrate for Change” in a playful and engaging way as we as helps to enhance family relationships and rediscover each other.
What has already been done and what is to come?
– November 2021. Meeting Icelandic partners
8 travelling exhibitions
508 cultural education activities
15 000 exhibition visitors and education participants
Project plan for every town
- 6-week exhibition
- Press conferences at the start and finish (Marijampolė and Druskininkai)
- Exhibition opening events
- Training for culture and education staff: 2 days / 16 people
- Educations led by MO Museum educators
- Educational classes for families – “Family Sundays” (held twice throughout the entire exhibition)
Project results to be achieved
– Expansion of the contemporary art audience as well as the opportunity reach art in various Lithuanian cities, towns and settlements.
– Spreading the experience of the MO Museum and Icelandic partners to cultural institutions in rural towns, enabling this experience to be used in their daily activities.
– The established partnership with Icelandic museums will be long-term and beneficial for future projects.
– The travelling photography exhibition “Celebrate for Change” will have an impact on the local population, with a significant increased interest in culture and art.
– Educational activities will have a positive impact on children, young people and adults as through art a person discovers personal identity and raises self-awareness.
– The target audience of the project is children and young adults up to 29 years. This audience will be reached through cooperation with schools, vocational training centres and cultural institutions.
We invite the willing to join the project activities or participate in trainings and educations
to follow the information on the MO calendar.
MO Education Manager
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