Invitation to register for BMS-2017

Applications from Lithuanians or Estonians for participation in the BMS-2017 are being accepted by the respective Ministries of Culture, in the time frame determined by each Ministry.

Theme of the BMS-2017 is “Information Management for Museums”. It includes variety of issues concerning to collection, organization and use of museum related information. Classes will be managed by Maija Ekosaari and Trilce Navarrete. BMS-2017 will take place at the Estonian National Museum, Tartu, Estonia, on 20-26 August, 2017.

Preliminary Program.

The magical museology moment in Cēsis


The saturated training week of the Baltic Museology School has been spent in a friendly atmosphere and great environment. Everyone was eagerly capturing the knowledge that our excellent lecturers Leontine Meijer van Mensch and Dr. Peter van Mensch generously bestowed and learning the examples of modern museum practice shared by Dr. Elisabeth Tietmeyer.

The week in Cēsis has passed by as a flash during which participants managed to make friends, fall in love with the charming city and conceive new joint projects. But the greatest gain has been new insights, ideas, knowledge and desire to continue going into the binding museum theory.   As usual, also this year several Latvian museums were visited – each with its own charm, a different approach to expositions and work with visitors, but all as one – passionate, active and responsive. Thank you, Valmiera, Naukšēni, Mazsalaca and Imants Ziedonis Museums, for your hospitality and sharing your treasures.

The organisers and participants of the BMS-2016 say special thanks to the Manager of Cesis History and Art Museum, Kristīne Skrīvere, and the main Collections Manager, Dace Tabūne, for your participation in the project – without your active and friendly support the BMS-2016 event would not succeed!

Thanks also to the Ministries of Culture of all three Baltic countries and the Latvian National Cultural Fund for supporting the continuation of this project, as well as to the Cesis District Council and Cesis Culture and Tourism Center for responsiveness and warm welcome.

Now only photographs remind us about these great days full of knowledge and experiences. Moments fixed by Jana Šakare can be viewed in the flickr picture gallery of the Society of Promotion of Museology in the Baltics:

Dear Leontine, Peter and Elisabeth, thank you for your devotion to museology and the Baltic museum people, and dear participants representing Estonia, Lithuania, Georgia and Latvia, thank you for your friendlieness and active involvement in learning and sharing your experiences during the week!


The training week of BMS-2015 is completed

Baltic Museology school-2015 has finished training week in Siauliai “Aušros” museum, but participants of the BMS are still analyzing and creating a summary and conclusions of the knowledge acquired in order to forward it to their colleagues. Project organizers thank the experienced museologists Martin Schaerer and Francois Mairesse for their long-term cooperation with the BMS and willingness again and again generously share their knowledge and experience with museum people from the three Baltic States. We also thank our Lithuanian colleagues from the Ministry of Culture and “Aušros” Museum, but especially – the Museum of Photography for their responsiveness and excellent organization of the program throughout the week.

The project was possible thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Latvia and State Culture Capital Foundation, as well as support of the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania, the Ministry of Culture of Estonia and museums interested in continuing training of their employees, therefore the BMS organizers would like to thank all the supporters and express hope that our cooperation will continue in the coming years.

Thinking about the next year’s event, we have received Leontine’s Meijer-van Mensch consent to assume development of the program for BMS-2016 involving her colleagues from the Berlin Museum of European cultures; in turn Cesis History and Art Museum has agreed to become a BMS-2016 collaboration partner, so we can say: See you again in Cēsis in June 2016!

More about the BMS-2015 see here.

BMS-2015 has started its work

BMS-2015 has begun its work in a welcoming “Aušros” museum in Lithuanian town Šiauliai. Employees of the three Baltic States have met the 12th time to draw knowledge in museum theory  with assistance of outstanding museologists Dr. Martin Schaerer (Switzerland) and Dr. Francois Mairesse (France).

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Approved participant list

  1. Zane Balčus – Riga Film Museum
  2. Inta Baumane – Jurmala City Museum
  3. Maira Dudareva – Latvian Photography Museum, branch of Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation
  4. Inese Gruša – Janis Rozentals History and Art Museum of Saldus
  5. Krista Jansone – Kuldiga Region Museum
  6. Agrita Ozola – Tukums Museum
  7. Dora Pauzere – Museum of Rainis and Aspazija, unit of Association of Memorial Museums
  8. Vija Stikāne – Turaida Museum Reserve
  9. Maira Valtere – Janis Akuraters Museum, unit of Association of Memorial Museums
  10. Austra Ziļicka – Ethnographic Open Air Museum of Latvia
  11. Vilija Sapjanskiene – Vytautas the Great War Museum
  12. Ieva Sadzeviciene – Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum
  13. Vytautas Jurkus – Kaunas IX Fort Museum
  14. Irma Kuseliauskaite – Museum of the History of Medicine
  15. Laurynas Bernotas – Local History Museum of Marijampole
  16. Jovita Skardziute – Open Air Museum of Lithuania
  17. Skaidra Grabauskiene – Kaunas City Museum
  18. Rutile Pukiene – National Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania
  19. Renata Mikalajunaite – Historical Presidential Palace of the Republic of Lithuania
  20. Ajida Stanciene – Samogitian Museum “Alka”
  21. Gerly Heinsoo – Estonian Maritime Museum
  22. Helene Tedre – Art Museum of Estonia
  23. Herke Vaarmann – Estonian Maritime Museum
  24. Jaanika Jaanits – Estonian National Museum
  25. Kersti Salujõe – Valga Museum
  26. Kerttu Männiste – Art Museum of Estonia
  27. Krista Sarv – Estonian History Museum
  28. Merilin Piipuu – Museum of Occupations
  29. Nele Ambos – Tartu Art Museum
  30. Toomas Kokovkin – Hiiumaa Museum