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Photo report of the ITEMS meeting in Paris on the 5-7th of July 2012

September 20, 2012

See the Photo Gallery here.

Photos and Editing by: Anna Ildikó Pető

Photo report of the ITEMS meeting in Luxembourg on the 22-23th of March 2012

June 10, 2012

You can read the program here.

MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg |

MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg |

MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg |

MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg |


Campus Walferdange, University of Luxembourg |

Photo report of the ITEMS seminar in Lisbon on the 20th-22nd of February 2012

April 9, 2012


International Seminar integrated on the ITEMS project Innovative Teaching for European Museum Strategies PORTUGAL – 20 to 22 February 2012
Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais

The ITEMS project – Innovative Teaching Strategies for European Museum – is part of the Lisbon Strategy and of the Lifelong Learning Programme (Leonardo da Vinci) of the European Commission, appealing to factors of mobility, quality, training and partnerships.

The main objective of this seminar is to promote a discussion on educational issues in the relationship between teachers and museum educators, strengthening links between schools and museums and presenting alternatives to the traditional way that museums use in their activities that are presented to the public.


  • Practices of the relationship between portuguese schools and museums
  • Practices of the relationship between foreign schools and museums
  • New technologies for students in the mediation of museums
  • Research on the relationship between schools and museums

Attendance (100 persons)

ITEMS project partners, teachers, museums professionals and of other cultural institutions, researchers, students and other interested persons.

You can read the full program HERE.

You can find the photo gallery HERE. Photos: Olga Kocsi.

Report of the meeting which took place in Budapest on the 24th and 25th of November 2011

December 27, 2011

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The meeting was organized by the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology, Institute for Theoretical Studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) and it was divided into two different parts: on the first day there was a demonstration of workshop activities in the Ludwig Museum and on the second day a conference was held at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) (see the seminar’s program). The first day was exclusively addressed to ITEMS members and the second day was opened for the public too.

The first day started with the visit of the Place of Arts building. It was followed by the greetings of László Hemrik, head of the Museum Education Department and the presentation entitled ‘The Ludwig Museum and the museum’s educational projects’ by Nikoletta Koruhely. The presentation showed the multiple activities of the museum such as working with school groups, elderly people and opportunities of socially handicapped students from the countryside (the Raiffeissen bus) and so on. There were many questions on methodology, goals and results of the projects. Nikoletta Koruhely held a ‘Hyperreal session’ with the participation of the ITEMS members as students. Both of the activities included discussions.

After everything, a guided tour was offered in the ‘Yona Friedman’s Architecture without building’ exhibition.

In the evening the group participated in an exhibition opening (Péter Trembeczki: ‘Recalculating’, curator: Judit Gellér) at Faur Zsófi Gallery. The exhibition was part of a bigger project called Over-view in which artists present their works in galleries in close collaboration with their curators.

On the second day there was a conference with five presenters and started with the opening words of Anikó Illés at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest.

The first presenter was Ágnes Szabics representing Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle Budapest). She spoke about their activities in general and especially about the ARTools Project, an irregular event which was aimed at schools and it was thematically specified.

The next two presenters were representing King Saint Stephen Museum and their presentations were entitled ‘From the Antiquity for the contemporaries’ and ‘School programs in the collections of the museum in Székesfehérvár’. Beáta Barna spoke about the activities in the antique collection and then Ágnes Eperjesi spoke about the educational programs of contemporary art collection and exhibitions.

At the second part of the conference Anna Ildikó Pető was the moderator. Zsófia Ruttkay presented a lecture about the diverse utilities of IT tools in the museum environment. She shared her views on the new technological inventions and presented one of her school project’s called the MOME Creative Technology Lab, which researches using new technologies in school and museum education.

Kinga German talked about her experiences in the Hungarian museum communication practices. She was studying and working in Germany so she could apply the outsider and the local point of views simultaneously.

In the afternoon, the ITEMS participants and few of the invited lecturers had a roundtable discussion on school and museum cooperation. The roundtable was chaired by Henri de Rohan-Csermák, Inspector General for Arts History at the Ministry of Education, Member of the High Council for Arts and Cultural Education (France). He summarized the two days and initiated important topics for discussion.

Later on ITEMS partners discussed the following issues:

  1. Schedule of next meetings: the partners confirmed that the next four meetings will take place in Lisbon (20th-22nd of February 2012), Luxembourg (21st-23rd of March 2012) and Paris (25th-27th of May 2012): Marta Ornelas mentioned that she already sent the preliminary program on the Portuguese meeting and Paul Di Felice had some words on the program in Luxembourg;

  2. Irene Baldriga offered some thoughts on maintaining the ITEMS project; she emphasized the importance of the pedagogical aspects of museum activities, especially the didactic goals of the workshops.

  3. Stefano Mastandrea, as an expert of empirical psychology, suggested the method of measuring the different kinds of museum activities. The offer was successful and was discussed in details. The editing of the questionnaire and the proper way of carrying it out is an urgent task. Stefano Mastandrea will prepare the first draft.

  4. The partners agreed to participate in the assessment issue with active contribution, and will discuss the final output of the project and a possible continuation for the partnership activities during the next meetings.

Partners will keep in contact during the next months and will collaborate in organizing the ITEMS meeting in Portugal.

Further information can be found at

Text: Anikó Illés and Judit Gellér
Photos: Olga Kocsi
Edited by: Anna Ildikó Pető


Chiara Bolasco ECCOM Italy
Cristina Da Milano ECCOM Italy
Stefano Mastandrea ANISA Italy
Irene Baldriga ANISA Italy
Lidia Antonini ANISA Italy
Emanuela Valentini ANISA Italy
Prashanth Cattaneo ANISA Italy
Sara Serafini ANISA Italy
Federica Podestŕ ANISA Italy
Marta Ornelas APECV Portugal
Adriano Costa APECV Portugal
Filipa de Eca APECV Portugal
Ilze Vitola Tris Krasas Latvia
Ilze Kupca Tris Krasas Latvia
Daina Zalane Tris Krasas Latvia
Paul de Felice Université du Luxembourg Luxemburg
Danielle Stammet Université du Luxembourg Luxemburg
Jessica Hoffmann Université du Luxembourg Luxemburg
Henri de Rohan-Csermák INHA France
Vincent Figureau INHA France
Jean-Miguel Pire INHA France
Anikó Illés MOME Hungary
Zsófia Ruttkay MOME Hungary
Kinga German MOME Hungary
Ágnes Szabics MOME Hungary
Ágnes Eperjesi MOME Hungary
Beáta Barna MOME Hungary
Anna Ildikó Pető MOME Hungary
Judit Gellér MOME Hungary
Boglárka Miriszlai MOME Hungary
Olga Kocsi MOME Hungary
Manja Lekić MOME Hungary/Serbia

ITEMS Project Video

December 8, 2011

The interviews were recorded at the ITEMS meeting and international conference in Rome, April 2011.

Video: Anna Ildikó Pető
Special thanks to: Judit Gellér for assistance

Museum and school cooperation: good and better examples – Workshop at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest | 25th of November 2011

November 13, 2011

Download pdf here: good and better examples



Chair: Anikó Illés, associate professor, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

Presentation on museum and school activities by Ágnes Szabics, artist, representative for museum education, Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest

Presentation on museum and school activities by Ágnes Eperjesi, artist, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, and Beáta Barna, art educator, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár

11:10-11:30 Coffee break


Chair: Anna Ildikó Pető, media artist, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

Presentation on IT applications in museums by Zsófia Ruttkay, associate professor, Moholy- Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

Presentation on German and Hungarian experiences on museum communications by Kinga German, assistant professor, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

12:30-13:20 Lunch

13:20- 14:50 Roundtable on museum and school cooperation

Chair: Henri de Rohan-Csermák, Inspector General for Arts History at the Ministry of Education, Member of the High Council for Arts and Cultural Education (France)

Poster (by Manja Lekić):

Photo report of the ITEMS seminar in Riga, 6th-7th of October 2011

November 13, 2011

ITEMS Project’s last seminar took place in Riga, Lativa. The seminar was organized by The Art Education Centre TRĪS KRĀSAS, a non-governmental organisation, founded in 2000, registred as association in 2005. The key objective of the Centre is promotion of art education processes in Latvia.
The directions of activity of Art Education Centre TRĪS KRĀSAS in art education are:

  • implementation of multi-faceted art education projects,
  • organisation of creative workshops at art exhibitions and museums,
  • creation of study materials for art studies,
  • drafting and organisation of further education courses and workshops for art teachers.

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Report of the meeting which took place in Rome on the 11th-12th-13th of April 2011

May 10, 2011

The Participants
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The meeting was organized by ANISA with the collaboration of ECCOM and it was structured into two different parts: the first one was an international training seminar addressed to art history teachers which took place at the Vatican Museums on the 11th and 12th of April with a large participation of Italian and foreign experts on the field of museum didactics and pedagogy. More than 100 learners participated to the conference. ITEMS partners were invited to present their experiences to the public with specific reference to the issue of teachers’ training and their relationship with museum services (see the seminar’s program).

Irene Baldriga (ANISA) and Cristina Da Milano (ECCOM) gave a presentation on the Leonardo da Vinci Program and, more specifically, on ITEMS project, explaining in detail the goals of our effort.
Irene Baldriga

Thanks to a private technological sponsorship provided by ANISA, it was also possible to organize a workshop for teachers and museum educators within the space of the Vatican Picture Gallery. Learners were asked to fulfill a task by using a last generation tablet containing textual and visual resources elaborated by ANISA team about artworks of the Gallery and of the countries involved in the partnership. Working in groups, participants were able to get in contact with high tech devices and to apply them to the didactic purposes of their jobs. Furthermore, people from different fields (schools, museums, institutions) could share their experiences and could socialize through an informal pattern of collaboration. As a result, all the main strategies and goals of ITEMS project were applied in a theoretical and in a very practical approach as well. Pictures and documentations of the event were collected and will be used for the dissemination of the project.
The Conference at the Vatican Museum

The third day was dedicated to ITEMS partners. In the morning, we visited the Trajan’s Markets, where Dr. Ungaro (responsible for the archelogical area) and Dr. Del Moro (responsible for the didactic activities) illustrated the setting and the educational activities of the museum and how new technologies are used within the museum in order to facilitate cultural accessibility to a very complicated monument. Dr. Ungaro and Dr. Del Moro recently published a book on the connection of new technologies in the educational communication of the museum.
Mercati Di Traiano - Irene Baldriga and Dr. Del Moro
Discussion at Mercati Di Traiano
The group then moved to the MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome) museum, where Dr. Maggiori (responsible for the educational activities) presented to us the educational activities of this quite recent contemporary art museum.
Materials, information and publications were distributed to the partners in order to encourage future contacts among the institutions involved.


In the afternoon, partners met at the Andersen Museum, where the following issues were discussed:

a)      Schedule of next meetings: the partners confirmed that the next two meetings will take place in Latvia (September 2011) and Hungary (November 2011), while the last one will take place in Paris in May 2012. Partners still need to set the dates of the meetings which will take place in Portugal and Luxembourg;

b)      Cristina Da Milano informed the partners that, with regard to the documents about the situation in each country referring to the relationship between schools and museums, we have now gathered those concerning Italy, Portugal and Luxembourg; we are still missing those from France and Hungary, while the one from Latvia will be presented during the meeting;
Presentation at Museo Andersen
c)      Dr. Ineta Zelca-Simansone from the National Art Museum of Latvia presented a paper about the role of museum education in Latvia with specific reference to the relationship with schools. The presentation will be soon available on ITEMS website;
The Latvian Team: Ilze Vitola, Daina Zalane, Ilze Kupka, Ineta Zelca-Simansone
d)     Jean Miguel Pire underlines the need for the partners to start thinking concretely about the final product that we want to create as the main outcome of the ITEMS project and that we need to discuss this issues in details during our next meeting in Latvia;
The French Team: Florian Metral, Jean-Miguel Pire, Gaylord Brouhot
e)      Anikò Illes confirmed that there is a blog available, where one can find the images/videos recorded during this meeting by her students: all partners are invited to collect materials/documents to be put on this blog using the e-mail address
The Hungarian Team: Anikó Illés, Boglárka Miriszlai, Anna Ildikó Pető, Judit Gellér

Partners will keep in touch during the next months and will collaborate to the organization of ITEMS meeting in Riga.
Text: Cristina Da Milano
Photos: Judit Gellér, Anna Ildikó Pető
Edited by: Anna Ildikó Pető


Participants (directly involved in the partnership; other Italian learners from schools and museums are not listed here):

1 Hungary Peto Anna Ildiko MOME
2 Hungary Miriszlai Boglárka MOME
3 Hungary Gellér Judit MOME
4 Hungary Illes Anikò MOME
6 Portugal Gameiro Cristina APECV – MUSEU BERARDO
7 Portugal Lopes Emilia APECV
8 Portugal Lacerda Ana Bela APECV
9 Portugal Ornelas Marta APECV
10 Portugal Barreto Laura APECV
11 France Pire Jean-Miguel INHA
12 France Leseur Frederique MUSEE DU LOUVRE – INHA
13 France Rohan-Cszermak Henri Min. Ed. Nat. – INHA
14 Latvia Vitola Ilze TRISKRASAS
15 Latvia Kupca Ilze TRISKRASAS
16 Latvia Zalane Daina TRISKRASAS
17 Latvia Zelca Simansone Ineta TRISKRASAS – National Museum of Art
18 Italy Da Milano Cristina ECCOM
19 Italy De Luca Martina ECCOM
21 Italy Gatti Martina Musei Vaticani – ECCOM)
22 Italy Buonavoglia Veronica ECCOM
23 Italy Baldriga Irene ANISA
24 Italy Bozzi Giovanna ANISA
25 Italy Rech Clara ANISA
26 Italy Petrone Alessandra ANISA
27 France Metral Florian INHA
28 Italy Calvano Teresa ANISA

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