FUTURE IN CHILDREN’S HANDS
INFORMAL EDUCATION AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
We, as museum professionals help children to get ready for the future. This conference is a collective journey to find an answer to questions such as:
What do children need today?
What traits, qualities and abilities do we need to foster in children?
How do we envision the future of children in the world in 10-20 years and what are our responsibilities as cultural institutions?
In order to do so, we divided the conference into three main content blocks
|Oct 10||Arrival Day||Registration|
|Science/Technology and Humanity||Within the setting of (post-) industrial Pilsen, we want to discuss crucial elements forming the living reality of our children: impact of digital media, technologies on children + relevance of European cultural heritage of humanism.|
|Art, stories and play as tools to foster children in their social and personal development||Within the setting of the art- oriented children museum in Pisek, we want to discuss ways of how to help children in becoming “good people”: how to nourish their imagination, creativity, confidence, sense of justice, empathy and ability to act|
|Museums and galleries as places of social engagement and their role in the future||In the National Gallery in Prague, we want to explore the social role and component of working with children in museums and close up our journey by formulating a vision of cultural institutions in behalf of children, their future and their place in society.|
|Departure Day||This day is dedicated to your personal discoveries, reflections and experience.|