On September 25th, the ICOM / CECA International Scientific Conference, titled - "Museums, Education and Cultural Activity: “The Old and Modern Values" was opened at the National Museum of Georgia. Mikheil Giorgadze – the first Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport attended the event.
The conference is being held within the scope of the "European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018" and "Science and Innovation Festival" and its topics include the theoretical-methodological approaches to museum education and cultural activity; Forms of cultural activity and its tied connection to the education process; The role of museum space, collections and personnel in the development of cultural activity; planning educational and cultural activities for the general public; The role of education and cultural activity in the implementation of museum mission; Museums and activism; Examples of best practices of educational programs and cultural activities.
More than 100 experts from more than 35 countries (Italy, Germany, France, USA, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Australia, Great Britain, Portugal, Denmark, Spain, Cyprus, Finland, China, Belgium, Greece, Canada , Turkey, Mexico, Iran, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Israel, India, Qatar, Singapore and so forth), as well as, representatives from the Georgian museums and various university professors from Rome, Ulster, Madrid, Montreal, London, Norway, Qatar, Shanghai, Amsterdam, South Texas, and so forth.
Within the scope of the conference, free professional workshops will be held on September 23-24; On September 25th, the art exhibition of the Georgian artist - Keti Matabeli and her creative group "I see and create with fingers" will be opened.
The International Scientific Conference, is organized by a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, National Museum of Georgian, National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation, Georgian National Tourism Administration, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, Georgian State Museum of Theater, Music, Cinema and Choreography, Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, CECA, and ICOM.