Representatives of sixteen countries and UNESCO Paris take part in this project.
The European conference on the cultural education of youth in museums will take place at the “Dimitrie Gusti” Village Museum in Bucharest, starting today, for two days.
The cultural education plays a fundamental role in the development of the young European generation, representing the key of development of a tolerating society, centred on the exchange of ideas and values. The museum, as a place of research and reflection, and also as a space of encounter and dialogue, intermediates the access of the audience to artistic, spiritual and identity values. Under these circumstances, the young audience must be attracted to museums. The project “YOUth and MUSEums” intends to search solutions for these problems, by promoting exchanges of strategies and educational technologies for elaborating common educational programs in museums of sixteen countries of the EU and EU neighbours. Therefore, the project refers to the long-lasting development of the sensitivity and respect of the European youth for the patrimonial values, and a means of acknowledgement and preservation of their own national, spiritual and cultural identity. For this purpose, the meeting organized in Bucharest reunites representatives of the European Clubs’ Federation for UNESCO and of reputed European cultural institutions. Representatives of the attending countries (Cyprus, the Russian Federation, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, Vatican and Romania) will discuss past, present and future strategies destined to attract the young audience. The meeting will be followed by the creation of an online discussion platform, with a content translated in the main languages of European circulation that will reunite in a network museum and experts in museum education beside institutions of the primary, secondary and upper school. On a long term, the project will be implemented in countries outside the European continent.