INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM PIRANOVA #2 Sounds of Museums Online
Date: 29 September 2020 Organizer: International foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures
Tuesday, 29th September 2020 – PART 1 Online – ZOOM Application moderated by Andreja Rihter, PhD, Content administration by Tina Huremovič 10.00 – 10.05 Inaugural Address: - Director of FSK, Andreja Rihter, PhD TOPIC: Museum in Lockdown 10.05 – 10.20 Speaker: Nikolay Nenov/Bulgaria Director of the Rousse Regional Museum of History Title: Messages from museums in lockdown. The voices of 10 museums from Bulgaria 10.20 – 10.35 Speaker: Alenka Černelič Krošelj/Slovenia Director at Posavje Museum Brežice Title: Regional Museum – Closed, Reopened, Redefined 10.35 – 10.50 Speaker: Neda Knežević/Serbia Director of the Museum of Yugoslavia Title: Museum without Visitors 10.50 – 11.05 Speaker: Miha Špiček/Slovenia Museum councellor and Head of the Documentation Department of Slovene Ethnographic Museum Title: Project Corona Humour in Slovene Ethnographic Museum TOPIC: Team Management/Teamwork 11.05 – 11.20 Speaker: Veselina Kancheva/Bulgaria Guide at the Regional Ethnographic Open-air Museum "ETAR" Title: Work at ETAR Museum and team spirit under the lockdown circumstances 11.20 – 11.35 Comments and Summary
Tuesday, 29th September 2020 – PART 2
Oline – ZOOM Application moderated moderated by Andreja Rihter, PhD, Content administration by Tina Huremovič TOPIC: Exhibition/Objects/Activities/Events 13.30 – 13.45 Speaker: Claudia Ferretti/Italy Freelance Artist Title: The social role of sound during the lockdown: how to use the sound like social engine 13.45 – 14.00 Speaker: Željka Bosnar Salihagić/Croatia Director of the Typhlological Museum Title: Transparency of professional information about underrepresented and vulnerable groups in the museum environment 14.00 – 14.15 Speaker: Lidia Ader/Russian Federation Senior Researcher at the Rimsky-Korsakov Museum-Apartment Title: Music and Multimedia in the museum 14.15 – 14.30 Speaker: Dragan Cicvarić/Serbia Senior Curator at the Open air museum "Old Village" Sirogojno Title: Festival "The World (of) Music" at the "Old Village" 14.30 – 14.45 Speaker: Miroslava Stetsiuk/Russian Federation Head of Information Department at the Yaroslavl Museum-Preserve Title: Objects of cultural and natural heritage in Yaroslavl MuseumPreserve TOPIC: Museum Visitors and Publics 14.45 – 15.00 Speaker: Elia Vlachou/Greece Museum Expert, European Museum Academy Title: A dive into the past – Preliminary Survey on the opening of underwater Archaeological Parks 15.00 – 15.15 Speaker: Elizaveta Fokina/Russian Federation Director of the State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno Title: Turn on Tsaritsyno 15.15 – 15.30 Comments and Summary
Why Piranova colloquium online? - to reconnect in a new normality, - to listen to each other and hear what others have to say, - to share the experiences, knowledge and feelings, - to open the space for the flow of information and practices, - to build new bridges, partnerships and be present in the international arena. Who can participate? The participation is open to all interested in discussions on topics such as: - Team Management/Teamwork, - Museum Visitors and Publics, - Exhibition/Objects/Activities/Event and - Museum in Lockdown. Working language: English How to participate? - International Colloquium Piranova will take place online via ZOOM Application. - Participation is FREE of charge, but pre-registration is obligatory due to the limited number of participants. - Participants are invited to participate actively. After each presentation the time slot will be dedicated to the Q and A format discussion. It will work via “raise hand” icon or parallel in “chat box”. Please, register as soon as possible HERE! Partner:
TOPIC Museum in Lockdown
Nikolay Nenov/Bulgaria Director of the Rousse Regional Museum of History Title: Messages from museums in lockdown. The voices of 10 museums from Bulgaria Abstract Key Words: Museums, communication, lockdown, collections
According to the observation of the activity of 10 museums for their online activity during the lockdown, we can say that the museums in our country are not prepared for digital
communication and according to their experience are looking for solutions to reach audiences. The museum in Rousse shows how it does not stop working - when the exhibitions are closed, is elucidate the work in storage and laboratories. An initiative for collection of artifacts with stories from the time of socialism is presented, which generates donations. Other museums find support by focusing on specific activities that are important to local communities. COVID19 is emerging as a situation that clarifies work models needed long ago, but used just now.
Alenka Černelič Krošelj/Slovenia Director at Posavje Museum Brežice Title: Regional Museum – Closed, Reopened, Redefined Abstract Key Words: regional museum, digital presence, “life with coronavirus”, museum for the present and the future
2020 has been a turbulent year with many new challenges. After several years of intensive work through which we managed – or so we thought – to strike a good balance between public work and serving the public, and managed to bring a ‘conventional’ mindset closer to the mindset of how our work is intertwined with the needs of the public, i.e. working with rather than for our users, a shift occurred. Although we had previously actively
participated in various digital platforms, it turned out we do not have sufficient suitable material and knowledge, and that we lack good ideas. As many times before, the biggest challenge was successful inhouse networking, i.e. between individual departments, generations and views about our work. We have conducted several successful campaigns, set up a new ‘life with coronavirus’ project, and did a lot of digital work, while also constantly reflecting on the following question: how can we strike a good balance between the virtual and the real, between ‘live’ and ‘living’. Now that the museums have reopened and are facing numerous limitations and an uncertain future, it is extremely important how we work, where we are present and what we do on a daily basis, and thus place our regional museum alongside the key stakeholders of the present and the future.
Neda Knežević/Serbia Director of the Museum of Yugoslavia Title: Museum without Visitors Abstract Key Words: museum, team, visit, online programs
In March, coronavirus shut down museums around the world. Closing museums to the public does not mean simply locking/unlocking the door. What did the closing of the Museum of Yugoslavia – which received over 130,000 visitors a year prior to the state of emergency, declared on March 17 – look like, and what did its gradual opening look
like, at the end of April, in accordance with all prescribed measures of the Government of the Republic of Serbia related to health and safety of visitors as well as employees? What the curators encountered with and how we designed online programs for the audience at the time, and how we still do that? As you spend your time at home, be curious, explore and learn with us. Stir up your curiosity and join us in virtual walks – that was the invitation of the museum team for visitors to stay in the Museum (#ostaniumuzeyu), but also to find parts of the Yugoslav heritage in their own homes and get involved in creating a participatory virtual exhibition #YUDOM. What professional, but also human challenges/problems did I encounter in managing the Museum of Yugoslavia during the pandemic? How did the vision sound then and did it deviate from the one that had been established (from the strategic plan of the Museum)?
Speaker Miha Ĺ piÄ?ek/Slovenia Museum councellor and Head of the Documentation Department of Slovene Ethnographic Museum Title: Project Corona Humour in Slovene Ethnographic Museum Abstract Key Words: coronavirus, humour, museum exhibition, lockdown in museum, Slovene Ethnographic Museum
With the emergence of the coronavirus epidemic, we at SEM, as a socially responsible institution, asked ourselves how we could respond to it and, above all, how we could help people in a given situation. We decided to start
collecting jokes that started circulating among us. With this, we wanted to make people happy and relieve them of everyday worries, fears and anxieties associated with illness, isolation, loneliness. On the other hand, we also wanted to record the situation in society with jokes that are part of our intangible cultural heritage. One of the main features of jokes is oral transmission, but in a given situation, when we were forced to stay at home, everything was transferred to the Internet and modern ways of communication. In two months we have collected more than 1,000 jokes and their selection is on display in exhibition Corona Humour: Jokes in time of epidemic COVID-19.
TOPIC Team Management/Teamwork
Veselina Kancheva/Bulgaria Gude at the Regional Ethnographic Open-air Museum "ETAR" Title: Work at ETAR Museum and team spirit under the lockdown circumstances Abstract Key Words: pandemic situation, team spirit, new solutions The sounds of each museum are unique and distinguishing. The “ETAR” Museum is situated outdoors and nature combines here with the exhibits in real sizes: houses with craftsmen workshops, water technical facilities and public buildings. Early in the morning one can hear the twitter of the birds, later on kids’ laughing and the tumult of the crowd. Silence rules here only at night, when the Museum and nature take a rest. The COVID-19 hazard has changed the publics’ profile and sets unforeseen challenges to the team of the museum. This imposed the elaboration of entirely new events, in order to restrict the damages caused by the crisis.
Claudia Ferretti/Italy Freelance Artist Title: The social role of sound during the lockdown: how to use the sound like social engine Abstract Key Words: sound, social connection, memories, lock down soundscape, build future
During the lockdown the soundscape has changed. The background noise stopped, signals became more clear and our attention and lives changed. That new situation has been a stimulus of sharing and being creative.
I created an international webinar to train people to create a narration taking advantage from sounds (repeated at University PV). Then the works became a real exhibition. It evidences the social importance of the sound: - It talks about the society (forbidden, loved, woman sounds ecc) - People likes to listen to the world, they need to have the chance - Sound is a social engine - Experience the sounds together is a way of commonship and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthy - To create by sounds helps to remember the past, take care of the present and to create the future.
Ĺ˝eljka Bosnar SalihagiÄ&#x2021;/Croatia Director of the Typhlological Museum Title: Transparency of professional information about underrepresented and vulnerable groups in the museum environment Abstract Key Words: museum, vulnerable, inclusivity, diversity, accessible
Through its programs, the Typhlological Museum promotes and supports dialogue and a positive attitude towards inclusivity and diversity. As a result of such action, Typhlological Museum is the organizer of a two-day training for museum employees Museum for All,
held twice a year, and a multi-day conference Culture of Diversity: Underrepresented and vulnerable groups in the museum environment, held online in October 2020. All the papers will be published through the Proceedings of the conference, making the information accessible for all those who are interested. Both programs put an emphasis on dissemination of expert-based information about adaptation of content and opening museums for all underrepresented and vulnerable groups. The goal of the programs are to educate and exchange ideas through the theoretical part and to put examples of good practice for museum staff and other interested experts.
Lidia Ader/Russian Federation Senior Researcher at the Rimsky-Korsakov Museum-Apartment Title: Music and multimedia in the museum Abstract Key Words: music in museum, Rimsky-Korsakov, multimedia
In May 2018, the Rimsky-Korsakov Museum-Apartment in Saint Petersburg opened the Multimedia Exposition, an innovative project of making the small music museum interactive. The hall includes several specially designed complexes that allow everyone to conduct an orchestra, make an arrangement of a piece of music, play a coloured organ and understand in practice what the hearing in colour is as established by the composer. The purpose of the exposition is the need to present Rimsky-Korsakov
music and creative life in a new way. The exhibition halls of the Museum have not changed since 1971 - the opening of the museum-apartment. Now, entering the museum, everyone can feel like a composer, arranger, conductor and just a creator. The room combines exhibition materials and multimedia complexes that reveal different facets of RimskyKorsakov's talent. The new exhibition is intended for both musicians and music lovers. By touching the "Light Organ", you can create your own composition, and after studying the brief basics of sound processing, you can create a vivid mix, supplementing it with original fragments from RimskyKorsakovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works. In my presentation, I plan to discuss acute issues related to heritage preservation, exposition sounding and methods of working with the heritage of the St. Petersburg classic.
Dragan CicvariÄ&#x2021;/Serbia Senior Curator at the Open air museum "Old Village" Sirogojno Title: Festival "The World (of) Music" at the "Old Village" Abstract Key Words: music festival, traditional music, world music, museum
The first music festival called "The World of Music" was held in 2011 at the Open-Air Museum "Old Village" in Sirogojno. The main idea of the festival is to present the beauty, diversity and changes in the traditional music of Serbia. Traditional music, as part of performing arts, is a very important
segment of the intangible cultural heritage. Music is changing and its performers today (as well as in the past) are being influenced by different music genres. Serbian traditional music was mostly inspired by Oriental and Central European musical influences. First it was Byzantine, then the music of itinerant musicians, and later oriental music and rhythms brought by Turkish invaders. However, we should not forget the influence of baroque music, Western European classicism and romanticism. Today, the traditional music is influenced by jazz, American and European folk, classical and electronic music, as well as other music genres. In addition to performers who are trying to find indigenous musical roots using existing musical forms, archive recordings and authentic instruments, there are musicians who use the influences of various cultures in the process of creating or presenting traditional music.
Miroslava Stetsiuk/Russian Federation Head of Information Department at the Yaroslavl Museum-Preserve Title: Objects of cultural and natural heritage in Yaroslavl Museum-Preserve Abstract Key Words: exhibition activity, festival, interactive programmes, non-material culture
The Museum-Preserveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity is aimed at finding, preserving, researching and publicly presenting
the objects of cultural significance, which include museum items and collections, objects of cultural and natural heritage, pieces of traditional non-material culture. Yet, undoubtedly, the true treasures of the museum are its specialists, as none of this would be possible without their work. The museum employees have created exciting interactive programmes that allow visitors to learn about the history and culture of their region in an entertaining way.
TOPIC Museum Visitors and Publics
Elia Vlachou/Greece Museum Expert, European Museum Academy Title: A dive into the past â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Preliminary Survey on the opening of underwater Archaeological Parks Abstract Key Words: survey underwater museums KACs
BLUEMED is an innovative InterregMediterranean Programme aiming at the valorisation and protection of underwater natural and cultural heritage in accordance with UNESCO 2001, the raising of public awareness
and tourism attractiveness. Within this project, five ancient and medieval shipwrecks in Greece are being developed into Underwater Archaeological Parks, while two Knowledge Awareness Centres (KACs) introduce the wider public to underwater cultural heritage by means of cutting-edge ICTs. A preliminary survey, addressed to a) general public b) divers c) professional divers was conducted in the occasion of the inauguration of the KACs. Its results reveal the target groups tendencies, needs and expectations, to be taken into account in the further development of the project.
Elizaveta Fokina/Russian Federation Director of the State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno Title: Turn on Tsaritsyno Abstract Key Words: Tsaritsyno, VUCA-world, new communications, the win-win principle creative team
2020 is a year in which we all really experienced what is the VUCA-world, a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. We all found ourselves in a
situation in which the previous guidelines do not work and new approaches are needed to continue living and developing. What did help Tsaritsyno not to be lost in these circumstances? We can distinguish two main principles that helped us to transform our activities, to find new interesting and promising forms of existence and development of the Museum, and to find new opportunities for â&#x20AC;&#x153;soundâ&#x20AC;?. These two principles are synergy and networking. We will tell how and by what management tools synergy and networking are revealed in our work over the past 6 months and what results this work has led to.
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â&#x20AC;Ś an international heritage research centre based in Piran, Slovenia. Its programmes take place under the auspices of the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures. It tackles the issues that challenge the traditional concepts and shape the development of museums and society. The focus is on museums of all types and sizes, which are becoming the key institutions that support the community, promote activism and positive social change. Piranova tends to the needs of the professional public: scientists, curators, students, teachers, managers and other professionals concerned with tangible and intangible heritage and cultural policies. Piranovaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities are voices of the diverse modern world and agents of the patrons of the world heritage. We monitor the trends and identify social changes in the societies and with different activities shape our lifestyles as well as explore future actions for the socio-economic development. Piranova activities: - International colloquiums. - International summer school of museology. - Training courses, collaborations, workshops. - FSK library.
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