THE CULTURAL-EDUCATIONAL PROJECT CLASS AT THE MUSEUM (2016)

The project Class at the museum represents a continuation of the 2015 initiative, the project Museum Patrimony – A tool for learning, organised by Global Mindscape, The ASTRA Sibiu Museum Complex and the Institute for Education Sciences, as well as the project The Caravan of Museums, which this year will have its 5th edition.

The novelty of approach for both this project and the Museum Patrimony – A tool for learning project was offered by the reversal of the usual relationship: the educational activities proposed by museums were constructed using the disciplines studied in school and not by each museum’s type of patrimony. Thus, several disciplines from the “Mathematics and Natural Sciences” were targeted by both projects.

The project Class at the Museum will take place until November 2016, organised in collaboration by the Bucharest Municipality Museum, Global Mindscape, the Romanian National Museum of History, the Astra Sibiu National Museum Complex and the Curtea Domneasca Târgovişte National Museum Complex. The project is co-financed by the National Cultural Funds Administration.

The project Class at the Museum will have a different approach compared to the previous project: lessons will be conceived in a way that allows them to take place in the four partner museums. So, starting with the pre-university school programs for Chemistry, Biology, Physics, patrimony items that have the necessary “qualities” to become stars in the eyes of the students will be identified.

The results of the interdisciplinary research in which educational specialists, curators, museum education specialists and investigators will be featured in volumes put together for each of the cities concerned (Bucharest, Sibiu and Târgovişte), created for the teachers of these three cities. Certain sections of the curriculum will be approached, offering museums as alternative spaces for lessons, attractive options for both teachers and students.

To facilitate the use of these alternative materials the last part of the project will feature two sessions for the instruction of teachers in each of the three cities.

The project does not necessarily represent the standing of the National Cultural Funds Administration. NCFA is not responsible for the project’s content or the way in which its results can be utilised. These are entirely the responsibility of the grant beneficiary.

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