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Conference Programme

European Museum Advisors Conference in Helsinki 2.-5.6.2010

Museums matter!


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Tue 1.6. 

Arrival of the participants



Wed 2.6. Headline of the day: Impacts of the Museums on Society

Location: The National Museum of Finland, Auditorium (Mannerheimintie 34)

The lectures on Wednesday June 2nd are open to Finnish museum professionals.




Welcome Speeches:

Helena Edgren, Director of the National Museum of Finland
uhani Kostet, Director General of National Board of Antiquities


Museums and their Social Value
Key note Moira Stevenson, Head of Manchester City Galleries, UK

Recent discussion - Impacts of Museums in Finland
Pirjo Hamari, Head of Development, National Board of Antiquities, Finland

Buffet lunch


Session: Impacts of Museums on communities           


The Inclusive Museum
Christina Da Milano,
ECCOM- European Centre for Cultural Organisation and Management, Italy

Cultural citizenship and audience participation as the framework of activities for museums and heritage institutions,
Agnes Aljas, Research Secretary, Estonian National Museum / University of Tartu, Institute of Media and Communication, Estonia


Coffee break


When the public becomes the partner: Building “heritage communities”,
Hildegarde von Genechten, FARO. Flemish interface for Cultural heritage, Belgium

To live a life of your own; notes in making an exhibition with transnational youngsters in Espoo,
Maria Koskijoki, Director of Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Finland


Museum excursions (optional):

1) The National Museum of Finland

2) Finnish Museum of Natural History

3) Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma


Evening reception on invitation of the City of Helsinki hosted by Deputy Mayor Tuula Haatainen, Old Court House, Empire Hall (Aleksanterinkatu 20)



Thu 3.6. Museum Advisory and Supporting Work in the Nordic Countries

Location: Korjaamo Culture Factory (Töölönkatu 51 A-B)

The lectures on Thursday 3rd morning session are open to Finnish museum professionals




Welcome Speech:
Tiina Merisalo, Director of Helsinki City Museum – Central Uusimaa Provincial Museum


Developments and trends in museum advisory work: Norway, Denmark and Netherlands (moderator Jari Harju)


Museums for the future,
Randi Ertesvåg, Director, Norwegian Archive, Library and Museum Authority, Norway

Museum advisory in the process of a national reform – seen from a region,
Knut Wik, Advisor, Sør-Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, Norway

A Snapshot of life at the Danish Museums,
Ole Winther, Head of Museums Department, The National Heritage Agency, Denmark

Museum consultants and developments and trends in Netherlands: A broad heritage demands heritage advisors,
Jan Sparreboom & Marc Wingens, Netherlands


lunch at Korjaamo


Excursion to museums in Provinces (Bus from Korjaamo):

Old Helsinki Parish village (Helsinge): The Church of St. Lawrence and the Helsinki Parish local museum located in old Granary

Lake Tuusula and the historical museum road

Syväranta Lotta Museum in Tuusula


Coffee break at Lotta Museum


Session: Co-operation and sharing of knowledge

Provincial museum work in Northern Ostrobothnia,
Terttu Pellikka, Regional Curator, The Northern Ostrobothnia museum, Finland

Valuing Museums: Advisers, museums and local government improvement,
Michael Turnpenny, Museum Development Manager, York Museums Trust, UK

Loures Museums experience with EU programmes,
Joaquim Jorge, Project manager, Loures Municipal Museums Network, Portugal


Visit at Halosenniemi, Home Museum of artist Pekka Halonen


Back to Helsinki by bus


Evening reception on invitation of the Finnish Association of Museums, hosted by secretary general Anja-Tuulikki Huovinen (Annankatu 16 B 50)


Fri 4.6. Managing and Digitalizing the Collections in Small Museums

Location: Museum of Technology, Vanhankaupunginkoski (Viikintie 1)


bus from Kiasma to Museum of Technology


Europeana and National Digital Library –projects
Secretary-General Minna Karvonen, Ministry of Education and Planner Tapani Sainio, The National Digital Library-project

The Europeana Local experience in Flanders and the Netherlands,
Mieke van Doorselaaer, Museum advisor, Belgium and Anette Gaalman, Museum advisor, the Netherlands  


Presentation of Museum of Technology


Buffet lunch at Restaurant Koskenranta


After lunch free time to visit the Power Station Museum, Arabiakeskus and the Arabia Museum


bus from Arabia to Worker Housing Museum (Kirstinkatu 4)


Museum excursion to Worker Housing Museum of Helsinki City Museum


bus to Kauppatori and a ferry to Suomenlinna Sea fortress, Paarlastihuone


Coffee break: historical pastries from Helsinki City Museum's Café Ehrensvärd -event


Session: Challenges of digitalizing and availability of collections in small museums (moderator Minna Karvonen)


The Challenges of digitalising and making collections of small museums in Gelderland available for the audience,
Advisors Arno Stam & Bibi Bodegom, Netherlands

Information about Mobility of collections,
Susanna Pettersson, Head of Development, Finnish National Gallery

Art Museum collections – developing tools and co-operation between Finnish art museums,
Helka Ketonen, Senior Adviser, Finnish National Gallery, Finland

Climate-network: New environmental guidelines and how to bring them up to museums,
Leon Smets, FARO. Flemish interface for Cultural heritage, Belgium and Judith Tegelaers, Netherlands

Developing a collection storage policy in Flanders,
Rebecca Schoeters, Museum Advisor Belgium


Guided tour in Suomenlinna Sea fortress (UNESCO's World Heritage site)


19.15–22. 15   
Dinner Cruise at Helsinki Archipelago



Sat 5.6. Developing Supporting Tools

Location: The WeeGee Exhibition Center , The City of Espoo


Bus from Kiasma to WeeGee


Museums and ”Heimatstuben” of expellees in Bavaria,
Dr. Wolgang Stäbler, Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern, Germany

A Workbook for local Museums – development tool for volunteer run museums
Ulla Teräs, Regional Curator, Helsinki City Museum, Iiris Heino, Regional Curator, North Karelian Museum Finland

A renewed course for museum guides in Flanders,
Anneke Lippens, Museum consultant, Province of East-Flanders, Belgium

More jobs in the area of cultural heritage! How to design a successful employment programme,
Britta Scheinlecher-Venier, Austria

Mapa das Ideias - Ten Years of Experience about Audiences, Content, Culture and Heritage,
Ines Camara, Portugal


Buffet lunch


Guided tour in WeeGee Center


Free time to visit museums at Weegee: EMMA, Espoo City Museum, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Museum of Horology, Finnish Toy Museum


Coffee break


1: EMAC future
2: Categories and criteria for other than ICOM standard museums        


Closing plenary, Announcement of the next EMAC


bus from WeeGee to Kirkkonummi, Hvitträsk


Presentation of Hvitträsk National Romantic style cultural home museum                      

Farewell Dinner and Sauna (optional) at Hvitträsk


back to Helsinki by bus


Sun 6.6. Departure






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