Regional Thematic UNESCO/ICOM Capacity-building Training for CIS Countries “New Information and Communication Technologies for Museum Development” and the Second Expert Meeting “Actual Issues of Museology and Practice of Museum Management in XXI Century"

When, local time: 
Friday, 15 November 2013 - 9:00am to Monday, 18 November 2013 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Contact: 
l.moreva@unesco.org

The Regional Thematic UNESCO/ICOM Capacity-building Training for CIS Countries “New Information and Communication Technologies for Museum Development” and the Second Expert Meeting “Actual Issues of Museology and Practice of Museum Management in XXI Century" is organized in the framework of the long-term UNESCO/IFESCCO Project “Running a Museum – XXI Century: Thematic Regional Capacity-building UNESCO/ICOM Trainings and Expert Meetings for CIS countries.
The project aims at strengthening the role of museums as social, educational and economic actors and increasing capacity of museum professionals in CIS countries in safeguarding the heritage, awareness raising of cultural diversity and economic entrepreneurship in local handicrafts, cultural industries and cultural tourism; providing trainers with necessary knowledge and skills to conduct national trainings based on the UNESCO/ICOM Museum Studies Training Package in their respective countries, as well as reinforcing museum networking and museum-to-museum partnership in CIS countries and contributing to the development of museum field in CIS countries in line with international experience.
The project activities will include organization and conduction of the 3-day Regional Thematic Museum Training for museum specialists from CIS countries “New Information and Communication Technologies for Museum Development” and the Second Expert Meeting “Actual Issues of Museology and Practice of Museum Management in XXI Century” with participation of 30-40 museum specialists from the CIS countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Within the training and the expert meeting a special session will be dedicated to the subject of “Development of Museum Legislation as a Basis for National and International Museum Policy and a Factor for Museum Practice Development”. The list of experts and trainers will be provided by the UNESCO Moscow Office.

The following main results are expected at the end of the training:
• social, economic and educational roles of museums as vectors for sustainable
development and dialogue strengthened in the CIS countries;
• capacity of museum professionals in the CIS countries in museum management and
collection conservation increased;
• museum networks in CIS countries reinforced and museum-to-museum partnerships
strengthened;
• the role of museums as places for access to knowledge strengthened;
• educational role of museums strengthened to attract new public through support of
educational and informational centres in museums;
• museums as actors of sustainable tourism for economic development promoted in the
CIS countries.
• museum networks in CIS involved into the Global Partnership for Museums for
sustainable development.

On the results of the training, expert meeting and the special session three Policy Briefs on “New Information and Communication Technologies for Museum Development”; “Actual Issues of Museology and Practice of Museum Management in XXI Century”, “Development of Museum Legislation as a Basis for National and International Museum Policy and a Factor for Museum Practice Development” will be elaborated and published.