- If you are interested in curatorial education, you should read about Curating–In–Depth, incubation project between non-governmental institutions from Europe and Asia, whose goal was the development of curatorial education. As a result of the project, the partners have designed the e-publication CURATING-IN-DEPTH Toolkit, which includes the exchange documentation, educational materials, lectures and discussions.
- In 2015 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. To this date UNESCO published the report “Reshaping Cultural Policies”, presenting what steps have been taken to reach the main goals of the Convention and how they've changed the cultural policy in the world.
- If you are curious about cultural climate in the world, main problematic factors to culture, great challenges and successes, opinions of 170 cultural experts from all over the world, we'd highly recommend you to read Cultural Policy Barometer 2015, Concise Report by the Budapest Observatory. By the way, don't forget to subscribe to their monthly newsletter.
- Do you know, that South Korea has the highest number of private art museums in the world? The Private Art Museum Report is one of the first systematic efforts to understand and analyze rapid spread of private museums over the world. Alexandra Seno explains in her article why this research is so important for predicting future of private museums.
- Those days are gone when people, visiting the art gallery, just stood before something and admire it for a certain amount of time. Today people are hunting for active “multy sensory” experiences. Is it for good or bad? To answer this question Rachel Stoplar asked five London's curators and creators about “interactive art” and future of art galleries. Their answers you can find in her article “What Is The Future Of London's Art Scene?”.
- How can art and culture help in adult education? EPALE shows the opportunities museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural institutions can offer for informal adult learning.
- What is the role of culture in the sustainable development of society? The Agenda 21 for Culture (UCLG) launched the paper which explains why culture should be the central element in the pattern of sustainable cities.
- Every year Elizabeth Merritt, head of the Center for the Future of Museums, writes her annual “TrendsWatch” report. Her TrendsWatch 2016 is focused on two main social issues – a transformation in how we work and our measurement of happiness. Philip Kennicott in his essay tries to understand how these issues influence the life of museums.
- Where and when should we start cultural education of children? Paula Wallace, President and Founder, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), who used to be an elementary school teacher, shares her experience and proves that museums can be the starting point of cultural education. More details you can find in her essay “Children Are the Future of Museums”.
- Sometimes we need to experience some hardships to rethink our life and to see our work in a different light. David Jubb, Artistic Director of the Battersea Arts Centre, tells in his essay how the fire engulfed the grand hall at Battersea Arts Centre in 2015, changed the life of the Centre, its values and priorities.
Other interesting stories:
What should be the agenda for culture in Georgia? Over 70 cultural operators discussed this topic in Tbilisi at a workshop run by the EU-EaP Culture and Creativity Programme on 18th September. The ideas from this group were rather interesting.
Sofia Sadovskaya: “If Parents Don’t Like Contemporary Art, This Doesn’t Mean That Their Children Don’t Like It”For the fourth year, Sofia Sadovskaya, together with a team of artists, designers, educators are carrying out an educational project and searching for the answer to the question “How to talk with children about contemporary art?”
Talking about the place of culture in the system of social relations or debating the sources of its support, we can find ourselves in a resource dilemma, similar to the one in which countries with significant reserves of oil, gas or other natural resource