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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
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