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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

(See the Photo Gallery here)

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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