The National Museum in Krakow, in partnership with Evris Foundation ses from Iceland has been carrying out the project "Good educational practices in local community work – study visits and workshops as part of the Polish-Icelandic cooperation".
The purpose of cooperation with Iceland is to share the knowledge and experience between different institutions and to learn the best practices in the field of work with the local community (e.g. education, communication, integration of the local community in relation to a newly created cultural venue). The object of the observation is the functioning of model, harmonious relationships between the community and the institutions of culture in Iceland, which we want to implement in Poland by co-creating an educational strategy whose pilot activities will be introduced in the Józef Czapski Pavilion.
The project participants include the Museum staff, the Evris Foundation employees, as well as experts and employees of cultural institutions from Iceland and Poland.
From 22 to 26 June 2015, the NMK employees took part in a study visit in Iceland, during which they visited the National Museum of Iceland, the National Gallery of Iceland, the Reykjavík City Museum and the Reykjavik Art Museum. The programme included workshops and meetings with experts – employees of cultural institutions in Reykjavik – which provided the opportunity to learn about the good practices in the field of educational and promotional tools and methods suited to the needs of the modern visitor. A particular emphasis was placed on working with the local community.
At the moment, work is underway to prepare for a return visit of our Icelandic partners, which is planned for September 2015.
Project duration: 19.05.2015 - 31.03.2016
The project is co-financed by the Bilateral Cooperation Fund – part “b” for the Program “Maintenance and revitalization of cultural heritage” carried out within the framework of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.
The financial support comes from the funds in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as from the national budget.
Grant amount: 165 591 PLN