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

DAY TOPIC DISCRIPTION
Oct 10 Arrival Day Registration
DAY 1

Oct 11

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.
DAY 2

Oct 12

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
DAY 3

Oct 13

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.
DAY 4

Oct 14

Departure Day This day is dedicated to your personal discoveries, reflections and experience.