New museum practices: a UNESCO Beirut workshop
UNESCO Beirut regional office organized a cultural workshop for musuem professionals from 26 to 29 October 2009, in Beirut entitled " New Museum Practices: Scenography and Communication".
The workshop was carried out in close cooperation with the Lebanese National Committee for the International Council of Museums (ICOM) . In the opening, Joe Kreidi UNESCO Beirut Culture Programme Officer, gave welcome remarks and emphasized the importance of this training for museum professionals, as it is necessary to bring out the best in scenography and exhibitions and to better communicate with the public.
This seminar, which brought together 25 Lebanese museum professionals, aimed to equip them with skills and knowledge needed for their work. It followed an initial workshop held in Beirut from 22 to 26 October 2007 on the theme "Managing the Preventive Conservation of Museums".
This seminar enabled participants to better understand all stages from conception to completion of exhibitions, whether temporary or permanent, thinking of exhibitions as a whole where each component (time, space, object, support, information, text, still and moving images, sound composition) participates in the project designed and completed. The topics discussed clarified the thinking that governs an exhibition, evoking notions such as, posture, positioning, appearance, and other issues, and taking into consideration communicating with audiences.
The training, led by Mr. Philippe Delis, Architect and professor of National Schools of Arts in France. The seminar ended with a final evaluation of the work done during the training.
Contact: Joseph Kreidi