World Platform for
ecomuseums and community museums
We aim at connecting all national Ecomuseum and Community Museum networks, existing or to be established, and all other heritage and landscape NGOs, in a virtual and interactive space.
Our purpose is the production of a multilingual documentary and a bibliographic pool of resources on ecomuseology and its best practices.
It is the metaphore used by Gerard Corsane at the 2016 ICOM General Conference.
This platform resembles drops of water which join into rivers and, through rivers, meet the sea and reach the world.
“Network drop” can also indicate the hub of a computer network.
What can you do?
What can we do togheter?
MAYBE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN:
#1 cooperative learning
- Continuing to build a solid foundation for ecomuseums, based on sound research that links community/regional cultural needs/opportunities, to ecomuseum strategies for public engagement and to measurable cultural outcomes (at various levels - impacts on individuals, groups/communities, local organizations, environmental systems resilience and more).
- Means a research, discussion and continuing education programme, the creation of linguistic zones, periodic Forums like the Milan one.
- It is fundamental to create a platform for capacity building, both for professionals and directors of ecomuseums, and for communities that are involved in ecomuseum projects. At the same time, the idea of proposing such project in different geographical areas, should be followed by a periodical check of the activities or, at least, an exchange on the results of the educational projects.
- Fostering new ecomuseums, based on sound methods of community engagement, community visioning, strategies to add cultural value (culture in the broad sense of how people live their lives), measures of success and related feedback loops.
- Means a collaborative policy offering to all ecomuseum projects the help of colleagues of the same or of another country, a sort of coaching.
- It is connected with the first remark, in the sense that the “coaching” could derive from educational projects, that could be developed in collaboration with ecomuseums of the same region/country/geographic area. The idea is interesting, but there must be an efficient follow-up.
#3 inspire future toghether
- Helping existing museums to incorporate the holistic approach of ecomuseums - thereby, shifting the focus of traditional museums towards adaptations that will help repurpose and realign mainstream museums with the changing cultural needs of communities within our increasingly pluralistic, urban and globalized world.
- It would instrumentalise ecomuseums and community museums as experience and methodology providers for all kind of official Heritage Institutions (museums, monuments, sites, nature parks, local associations) and a structural link with both ICOM, ICOMOS, UNESCO.
- It is strongly advisable to encourage the idea that the ecomuseums can provide experience and methodology to the official institutions, maybe with the creation, once implemented the DROPS platform, of a publication under the aegis of ICOM or UNESCO, in order to provide guidelines and to share successful experiences in the ecomuseum field.
- The Drops Platform, which would become the operational communication tool for the other three goals.
- The DROPS platform as an operational tool of communication, as a “chest” in which the different subjects can deposit their “treasures” of knowledge.
Perhaps there are other ways to imagine the range of tasks needed to create change within the museum world, that will translate into positive cultural change within communities and human systems.
Networks who joined us:
- Piedmont ecomuseums network (Italy)
- Lombardy ecomuseums network (Italy)
- Portuguese Network of Ecomuseums, Comunitary and Local Museums
- Saskatchewan Ecomuseum Network Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saskecomusems
- Nubia Museum
- UPAMI - Universidad Nacional del Sur- Bahía Blanca- Argentina
- Turkish Network of Ecomuseums
Let fill the world of drops...
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