Nordic inspiration – Fresh approaches in museum education

A collaboration between several Nordic museum education associations, the publication presents 25 projects in museum pedagogy. They are examples of the diverse pedagogical work done in museums and other cultural institutions in the Nordic countries. The publication was made in collaboration with FISOS (Island), FUISM (Sweden), MiD (Denmark), and SFF (Norway). Together with Pedaali, these associations form the network NAME (Nordic Associations for Museum Education) which aims to promote the social status of museum pedagogy and the collaboration between the Nordic countries. The articles are published both in English and in the national language of each country.

Nuoret ja kulttuurinen osallisuus

Museums, theatres and youth centres alike want to offer cultural experiences for young people. The young are in demand as a target group, but is their own voice heard? It seems that the young are often offered activities, but hardly ever given a chance to take part in organising it. This publication is written to encourage discussion about the need for engaging young people. The case studies examine the aims and effects of young people’s cultural participation, not only for the young themselves, but also for the cultural institutions and the general audience.

Opastamisen nykypäivää

The publication is based on the seminar The Past and Present of Guided Tours, organised by Pedaali in May 2008, and on a study the association conducted on tour guides’ job descriptions and employment contracts. Together, the material collected from the seminar and the study form a picture of the realities of present-day guided tours. It also includes examples of various new forms of museum guiding.