Finnish Association for Museum Education Pedaali organizes an international seminar in Helsinki at the National Museum on May 28th—29th 2015. The seminar concentrates on audience engagement, with a particular focus on the paradigm shift in museum education and on the new modus operandi of modern museums.
You can view the seminar program through this link.
Marie Bourke (Keeper and Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland)
Annemies Broekgaarden (Head of public and education, Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands)
Lynn McMaster (Director, Please Touch Museum Philadelphia, USA)
Kaisa Mäki-Petäjä (Researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Hanna Nordell (Curator program & art education, Gävle Konstcentrum, Sweden)
Jennifer Schutzberg (Museum educator and project manager, Stockholms länsmuseum, Sweden)
Hilppa Sorjonen (Senior Researcher, Foundation for Cultural Policy Research Cupore, Finland)
Suzie Thomas (University lecturer in Museology, University of Helsinki, Finland)
The case study section of the seminar will evaluate the approaches and practices that have been awarded the Pedaali Annual Award in Museum Pedagogy during the past ten years. The innovative winners have usually attracted wide interest. The case study section in the form of short presentations examines how the winning models and practices have been developed after the award and what is their long term effect to the Finnish museum field.