From 28th till 29th March, at the Cultural and Educational Forum 2022 of the Tyumen region, Culture 2.0 Open Lectures discussed important issues concerning the interaction between people and cultural institutions, expanding accessibility and participation of cultural institutions in solving social problems. Culture 2.0 outreach programme in the regions is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
Events of the first day were dedicated to modern libraries: Anastasia Guseva and Maria Abramova from SHKAF Library and Art Residence (Saint Petersburg) held “Libraries of the Future” workshop where they shared tried and tested ways to make the library not only a centre of knowledge, but a centre of attraction for the neighbourhood residents, a creative space open for everyone’s ideas and accommodating for a good pastime. At the public talk “I want to work in a library!” Anastasia Guseva, head of the SHKAF Library and Art Residence, introduced teenagers to the peculiarities of work of a contemporary librarian. The public talk was held in the framework of the youth track of the Open Lectures — Culture 2.0 Zoom. This special program helps teenagers understand the peculiarities of current cultural professions.
The second day of the Open Lectures was devoted to museum activities.
Discussion “Removing barriers: How technology makes museums more accessible” brought together renowned experts in the field of inclusion. Museums can actively participate in the solution of social problems – for example, at the discussion “How Cultural Institutions Help Solve Social Problems” Ksenia Belkevich, deputy director for development of V.I. Dal State Museum of the History of Russian Literature, told about “Just Not Me”, the project against teenage bullying.
Sergei Lushkin, leading specialist of the interdisciplinary projects department at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), spoke about the importance of museums in the development of civil society and, in particular, of special programs for migrants that would inherently integrate them into the cultural context.
The retreat program of Culture 2.0 Open Lectures was concluded by the Art mediation workshop delivered by Natalia Vasilyeva, organizer and instructor of the School of Art Mediation at the Central Exhibition Hall Manege, president of the Manege Friends Club, director of Autonomous Non-profit Organization Saint Petersburg Cultural Practice (Saint Petersburg). Discussion of art mediation as a new format of communication between the museum and the viewer, as a dialogue involving the visitor in a process of co-creation and complicity, was a logical conclusion of Culture 2.0 programme dedicated to the interaction between society and cultural institutions.
All events of the Culture 2.0 Open Lectures are free of charge.
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