The UNESCO/ICOM Capacity-Building Training for the Museum Specialists of the Republic of Armenia on Museum Management took place in Yerevan
From 11 June to 14 June 2009 the National Capacity-building Training in Museum Management based on UNESCO/ICOM Museum Studies Training Package for the Museum Specialists of the Republic of Armenia was conducted in Yerevan, the Republic of Armenia. The Training was arranged by four Armenian museums, including the National Art Gallery of Armenia, “Erebuni” Historico-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Museum of History of the City of Yerevan, Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian National Commission for UNESCO.
The Training was organized and conducted with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office within the frames of the Agreement between UNESCO and Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation (IFESCCO) on cooperation in the field of museum development in the CIS countries.
The Training in Yerevan represented the next step in the implementation of the project consisting of the organization of a series of Capacity-building Trainings for Museum Specialists of the CIS countries, and followed the Regional Capacity-building Training in museum management for CIS countries based on UNESCO/ICOM Museum Studies Training Package, which took place with participation of museum specialists from the Republic of Armenia (29 June – 6 July 2008, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation). The National Training was conducted in cooperation with Armenian ICOM National Committee, Armenian Association of Museum Workers and Friends, as well as students of the Chair of Museology and Culturology of ASPU (as volunteers).
The programme of the National Training included such crucial issues of museum’s work as: problems of professional ethics, providing security, trends of development of museum documentation, as well as matters of scientific description, storage and preventive conservation of collections. The experts and the participants of the Training examined a series of issues related to the conducting of exhibitions, the reception of visitors and legal aspects of the museum work, receiving as well necessary knowledge and skills in order to conduct lectures to their colleagues locally.
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