ICOM CECA conference | Afternoon programme Brussels

ICOM CECA conference

Afternoon programme

Brussels
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For the afternoon programme, eight Brussels museums have prepared a fascinating programme for you. It's up to you to choose which museum you want to immerse yourself in, you can register for just one. You can find more information about this offer below.

Cocreating at the AfricaMuseum

More than an attitude

The AfricaMuseum welcomes you to an inspiring afternoon with a wide variety of educational activities.

 

After a brief introduction by general director Mr. Gryseels on cocreation within the AfricaMuseum, you will participle in the workshop ‘Music on the Move’, which includes a visit to multiple museum galleries as well as a jam session. It is the product of a cocreation between the Education & Culture department and several musicians of African origin.

Following this workshop, we provide you with three options to further explore the permanent exhibition: a guided tour with a focus on stereotypes (developed by Aline Bosuma, in cocreation with the E&C department), a guided tour with a focus on contemporary artwork by Central-African artists that is present in the permanent exhibition, or an individual visit using the FARO Heritage app.

 

To conclude the afternoon, we invite you to a walking dinner in the museum restaurant with view on the surrounding park and French gardens. It will provide plenty of occasion to exchange experiences and network with museum professionals from the AfricaMuseum and participants of the conference.

 

Practical information

Timing:

Max. number of participants: 40

Language: English and French

WIELS

Co-constructive workshops

WIELS, located in a socially mixed neighbourhood in Brussels, organises various participatory programmes in the museum. At the same time, this contemporary art centre also cooperates with local communities in the public and semi-public space.

 

After a short welcome to the museum, an active workshop will zoom in on the various collaborations Wiels enters into. The following question is central to this: Is it inevitable in a co-creation process that someone takes on the "leadership"? Concrete examples of co-creation within WIELS but also outside its walls will be presented, notably through the SuperVliegSuperMouche festival/Park Poetik and a neighbourhood contract.

Using the Atomium (an icon in Brussels) as a model, the question of "tensegrity" is examined. In this model, each element is equally important as the whole. Let this inspire you and then implement the principles of co-creation and participation in your own programmes.

 

After the workshop, you are cordially invited to visit the exhibitions and enjoy the panoramic view from the roof.

 

Practical information

Timing:

Max. number of participants: 20

Language: English

House of European History

Interactive tour - Change your perspective

The House of European History wants to be an 'archive of European memory'. Instead of giving direct answers to complex questions about, for example, diversity, the museum wants to encourage its visitors to discuss and reflect on European memory and consciousness.

 

During an interactive tour, participants gain insight into the public offerings that focus on the aspect of multi-voicedness. The multi-voicedness of objects on display in the museum galleries makes you question your perception of your own history and explore the triumphs and tragedies of historical events that helped define Europe and its people - while at the same time offering insights into other contradictory or competing viewpoints.

The multifaceted interpretation of the past builds bridges to questions relevant to Europe today and makes the house the perfect place for encounters and exchange.

 

Practical information

Timing:

Max. number of participants: 20

Language: English

BELvue

Museum co-creation projects: No maybe

Since 2014, the BELvue museum developed five participatory and co-creative projects with different target groups: teenagers, young people, adults, mediors and seniors. The museum also worked with intergenerational groups, diverse in origin, ancestry and socio-cultural background.

 

Each co-creation project is different, but similar in approach and guidance. During this interactive workshop, participants will gain insight into the various projects by means of practical co-creation exercises. For example, you will take the role of a teenager who has to attract other young people to visit the museum, or an adult who is not a communication professional and has to think up an attractive exhibition title...

During the practical exercises, BELvue will highlight five aspects that are transversal to the five projects carried out in the BELvue museum so far. BELvue will highlight the important steps before starting a participation process, share some examples of good practice and common challenges. It will also share the lessons learnt from these different experiences and finally, the richness that has emerged from these five co-creation projects.

 

Practical information

Timing:

Max. number of participants: 15

Language: French

Jewish Museum

“Let’s meet a Jew”

Located in Brussels, in the Sablon district, the Jewish Museum of Belgium takes an innovative look at Jewish history and culture through exhibitions and activities focused on sharing, discovering and accessibility to all publics.

 

The educational team of the JMB invites you to discover Jewish diversity through our workshops “Let’s mee a Jew”. Theses workshops, developed in partnership with CEJI (Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe), aim at fighting antisemitism through education. The issues addressed by this project are education, Jewish culture, Jewish history, prejudices against Jews, fighting antisemitism and preventing anti-Semitic violence.

We would like you to meet one of our Jewish animators who will talk about the way he animates theses workshops and what are the pro and contras to bring Jewish people in contact with young non-Jewish persons in a Jewish Museum’s workshop.

 

Practical information

Timing:

Max. number of participants: 20

Language: English

Musée L.

"Looking at a work of art: child's play!"

The university museum Musée L. is located in Louvain-La-Neuve, a stone's throw from Leuven and Brussels. The museum brings together objects and works of art from different cultures and times in innovative presentations.

 

During your visit, you can learn about a pedagogical methodology that the museum developed for primary school teachers. Central to this methodology is the decoding of works of art and images. This approach enables the teacher, together with the pupils, to look at art and sculptures in a critical, unprejudiced way. With this they want to stimulate more tolerance and understanding for cultural diversity.

The methodology serves as a guideline. It consists of a "pedagogical toolkit" with a manual and video tutorial, which the museum developed in co-creation with teachers. During this workshop you will learn all about it and you will also be immersed in the museum's collection.

 

Practical information

Timing:

Max. number of participants: 15

Language: French and English

RMFAB

The ways of co-creation

Travel to the heart of the co-creation process and take part in the workshop of the Europalia exhibition: Tracks to Modernity. 

 

Co-creation is a process in which a group of different people work together to create a result based on a common challenge. In a first step, we will see how spaces and objects for the exhibition were created in co-creation and how they, in turn, transform into co-creation mechanisms.

Then we will invite you to discover and experience these creative spaces and the process that brought them to life in the exhibition. 


Finally, you will have the opportunity to contribute your thoughts and design new ways of using these tools that will enrich the creative space of the exhibition.

 

Practical information

Timing:

Max. number of participants: 15

Language: French and English

Animated by Lluis Sabadell Artiga and Cultural Mediation Department of the RMFAB

Museum of Elsene

Museum at home

The Museum of Elsene takes advantage of its closure for expansion work and, with the collaboration of the neighbours, exhibits some ten works "outside the walls" during the "Museum at Home" weekends.

 

During these two days, the resident introduces other neighbours and friends to the work he has chosen; he also opens his home to the public, who can thus wander from place to place and admire ten works, all presented in a very personal way.

How to make a link between a museum and its neighbourhood? How can we encourage encounters between neighbours while nurturing the way we look at the works?

 

The Museum of Ixelles and Patrimoine à Roulettes invite you to discuss these questions around a work of art with some of the "Musée comme chez soi" hosts.

 

Expect passionate exchanges about art, access to culture and the place of museums in our society.

 

Practical information

Timing:

Max. number of participants: 15

Language: French and English

Animated by Yves Hanosset, Stéphanie Masuy and the neighbours of the Museum of Elsene