In February 2021, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Kazan Federal University, Perm State National Research University and the University Museums of Scotland (UMIS) will hold Cultural Current, a professional exchange programme for museum professionals from Russia and the UK.
Cultural Current aims at revitalising university museums and the communities around them. The programme will consist of four webinars that will run on 5, 11, 12 and 19 February 2021.
Open call for registrations is closed.
By looking at the best museum practices in Russia and Scotland, we will discuss challenges and opportunities of university museums, and how they determine the role of universities as centres of cultural and scientific heritage and a platform for social change. This programme is a step towards making university museums more open and accessible, expanding their sphere of influence, and seeing how they can help their parent institutions to shape the cultural and social agenda of cities and regions.
Who can participate:
- managers and employees of university, corporate, and school museums who see problems as opportunities;
- students who want to expand their social circle, broaden their views, and find inspiration;
- volunteers who need to be at the museum and with the museum;
- researchers who are open to scientific and creative projects in partnership with university museums;
- anyone who understands that despite having great potential, university museums tend to be underestimated.
Cultural Current programme is part of the UK-Russia Creative Bridge 2020-21.