5th International Meeting of Partners in Palermo (Italy)

CESIE hosted the final project meeting from the 14th to the 16th September 2016 in Palermo.

The partners got the chance to meet the staff,  learn more about CESIE activities and to practice interesting workshops and methods.

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Soad Ibrahim, dance therapist and trainer working in CESIE, introduced a movement session.

In this workshop each participant has space to express through body language and movement all the process he/she went through during the all project life and its perspectives for the future. At the end of the session we created a common choreography collecting the personal movements that each one expressed during the workshop.

It was a chance to work as a group for a common porpoise and share your feelings through body language.


CESIE staff introduced the Creative thinking method to the Consortium.

According to the method Creative Thinking we can use our creative capacity to be able to dissociate an object from its real use and to make it become many other things…For example recycling materials can become interesting tools to be used to train our creative capacity. This activity can be implemented and adapted in different learning/training contexts (i.e educational institutions/schools, working environments, cultural institutions).

Moreover we introduce the Lateral thinking method using the six thinking hats, a technique that allows to direct the creative process in a structured and collaborative way. This method  allows to find new and creative ideas in different context and eventual solutions.

For more information about the Creative thinking and 6 thinking hats please refer to http://www.debono.com.

4th international meeting of partners in Zagreb (Croatia)

The Museum of Contemporary Art hosted the 4th project meeting of partners of the project Manucultura. The meeting was held from 6th to 8th of April, 2016. The Director of the MSU Snježana Pintarić, who strongly supports this exceptional project, welcomed the partners and presented MSU institution history. The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb was delighted to host the meeting at which we had the opportunity among other things, to present examples of good practice and welcome the partners of the project.

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Is This Really Art? Workshop

Having in mind that the Collection of the Zagreb Museum (exhibited as Collection in Motion) consists of many important contemporary artworks by Croatian and international artists and that especially young people easily link, communicate and interact with contemporary media works – Educational Department conceived the program under the title Is This Really Art?  This program was based on different types of informal conversations, workshops, guided tours with professionals, curators, educators, artists, actors but also with young teenage volunteers.

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Young people, come to… example of education within exhibition “Bauhaus – Networking and Practice”

International and exhibition project „Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice“ iniciated for the first time collaboration with School of Applied Art and Design.  In a scope of preparation and realization of the exhibition in Museum of Contemporary Art (May-July 2015), professors from the School of Applied Art and Design integrated the Bauhaus educational model in their seminars and workshops.

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MANUCULTURA – From project suggestions to implementation

During the MANUCULTURA exchange meetings the partners learned about new approaches and techniques applied in cultural education with apprentices. Till now the activities of KKA in AT (entitled “Programm K3 – Kulturvermittlung mit Lehrlingen”), the cultural education program of ARKEN in DK, and the projects „FilialART“ and „Abenteuer Kultur“ of ALNATURA in DE have been presented and reflected. Using suggestions gained through this process, the partners implemented so far:

► ARKEN, Ishoj / DK:

In June 2015 ARKENs head of school services implemented (and developed further) the “Programm K3”-best-practice example from the mumok (the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna) in a workshop with colleagues from Skoletjenesten, the Danish organisation/network of school services in cultural institutions. For the participants the tool experienced in Vienna provided interesting new perspectives when working with aesthetics in cultural education.

In November/December the educational department at ARKEN will collaborate in an extended project with KUU in Copenhagen – an educational initiative for young people who have met difficulties in their previous educational life. The KUU aims at preparing the youngsters for a job life during a two-year project-based educational programme. In this collaboration ARKEN will integrate the MANUCULTURA-best-practice examples as part of the inspiration. The exercise from mumok will again be used as a relevant didactic tool. The best-practice examples from Alnatura will inspire with their focus on taking into account the life situation of the apprentices involved.

► MSU, Zagreb / HR:

Electronic devices (such as tablets and „quick photo“-editing software) played a crucial role in the best-practice examples, the MSU team learned about earlier this year in ARKEN, Denmark. Having that in mind, the MSU Education Department decided to integrate such devices, and modern electronics in general, in its Twens & Teens workshops.

In October 2015, MSU visitors age 12 to 15 were able to participate in two special weekend workshops organized in collaboration with Edit-Comics, an educational platform for children supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center:

A. Animation Workshop:

  • The participants made their own animated movies (cartoons) inspired by the installation „Double Slide“ by the artist Carsten Höller.
  • Education team: Museum Education Specialist, Curator, Animation Specialist, Illustrator
  • Materials & equipment:  LED illuminated animation drawing boards, computers, editing software

B. TV Report Workshop:

  • The participants prepared, filmed, edited and acted in their own video pieces, focusing on a single day in the MSU.
  • Education team: Museum Education Specialist, Curator, Film Specialist
  • Materials & equipment:  professional video equipment, computers, editing software

► CESIE, Palermo / IT

The artistic activities carried on by Alnatura in the best-practice example „FilialART“, enables to reflect and experience the own workplacement differently. CESIE plans to implement those activities with their European Volunteers. This gives the Volunteers the chance to experience and improve their workplace through art. CESIE foresees to work specifically in the artistic fields of painting, music, video and action-art. Using this approach they aim to share learning expectations and challenges among Volunteers. More over the artistic workshops facilitate self-reflection and group reflection in the working groups – very important for having a successful European Voluntary Service experience.

Nikolaj Kunsthal: Part of Valby

Next to their work with the temporary exhibitions of the arts centre Nikolaj in Copenhagen, the educational department of Nikolaj has a long tradition of engaging themselves in outreach art projects. Part of Valby is one example. It forms part of a 4 year project Sæt kulturen i spil (“Set culture in movement”), a larger project across a number of municipalities and cultural institutions, aiming at encouraging people from social housing areas to take actively part in cultural processes.

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