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

Learning at the Baltic Museology School-2014 is over

CIMG8175 The BMS-2014 session ended with an “advertising campaign” of the next Baltic Museology School. BMS participants say sincere thanks to the excellent lecturers Diana and Michèle for the outstanding learning process full of wisdom, fun and interactivity. Our gratitude to the BMS-2014 organizers, our Estonian colleagues Marju, Kaire, Deana, Anton and others who made ​​the BMS into such a successful and memorable event. Many thanks to all the supporters of this project – Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian Ministries of Culture, the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia and the Foundation of Haapsalu and Laanemaa Museums in particular. We look forward to seeing you in Lithuania!

More about BMS-2014 see here.