Museums as year-round experience; challenges and possibilities
Attracting visitors to Nordic Museums in the cold season is challenging. Still this season offers unique possibilities experiencing new dimensions such as more space and peace, darkness and coldness. These qualities could be developed into programs and events that seem exotic and exclusive to foreign visitors during a season when travelling and accommodation is at its cheapest. Also winter-weekends means good opportunities offering special activities for families and other local visitors.
Though there are some obstacles to overcome. Open air museums face certain difficulties due to lack of warm locations. The infrastructure in low-season is another problem, since many service-points in smaller communities close down from autumn until spring. Looking outside the box, actively cooperating with partners in other sectors of society could mean more active museums wintertime. This in its turn creating new dynamic in the nearby society as well as contributing to social, economic and cultural development.
Contributions concerning these issues are welcome. Please share your good practices, learnt lessons, plans and visions by registering to the conference at the link https://goo.gl/forms/LaZO5GOfVW4bCKO03 no later than September 4th
REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/LaZO5GOfVW4bCKO03
The meeting starts with lunch around 13.00 the first day, September 18th and ends after the excursion around 13.30 the third day, September 20th.
(Back-to-back with the Baltmus meeting The Annual Event 2017 and the European Cooperation Day is taking place in Mariehamn on 20-21 September http://centralbaltic.eu/content/annual_event_2017 )
You’ll find perfect information on how to get there and accommodation at the web-page of the European Annual Event 2017 http://centralbaltic.eu/content/annual_event_2017
To prepare for the conference and start to share, we’ll use the already existing Web-exhibition “Four seasons in the Baltic” http://balticmuseums.ning.com/page/web-exhibition to tell about each museum during all seasons. Please, feel free to add stories and pictures. Need technical support? Contact network-coordinator Ulrika Mebus firstname.lastname@example.org
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