100 professionals at “the Conference that Makes the Difference”

An international museum conference titled “Meet, See, Do” attended by around 100 museum and heritage professionals from 13 countries was be held from 6 to 8 April 2017 in the premises of the Museum of Kosovo, Prishtina.

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The conference was organized by the Balkan Museum Network (BMN) and the Foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB) Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This was the fifth edition of one of the largest museum conferences in the Western Balkans, and is organized under the slogan “A Conference that Makes the Difference”.

Museum and heritage professionals annually gather in one of the Balkan cities for three days in order to exchange the knowledge and ideas, develop the partnerships, explore the new trends in the museology and heritage fields and to discuss the relevant topics.

“Meet, See, Do” in Prishtina host 21 prominent lectures from different countries, including three keynote speakers: Sharon Heal, Director of the UK Museum Association; Nita Luci from the University of Prishtina and Lena Hejll from the Swedish History Museum.

“Opportunities for the cross-border collaboration are very valuable, first of all because they are more rare than connecting on the national level, and because they bring radically different perspectives to the issues museum are dealing with. The Balkan Museum Network with the “Meet, See, Do” conference creates dynamic, inspiring and fun way to share and learn. The programme is based on the real issues and is co-created with the museum professionals themselves,” explained Aida Vežić, BMN Secretary General.

At the fifth “Meet, See, Do” conference participants met colleagues and professionals from other sectors who possess great experience in topics related to helping the museum become dynamic institutions. The important issues that were discussed are related to the inclusion and accessibility in museums for all audiences with special focus on disable people; the importance of the successful communication strategies; the educational programmes and the economic value of museums.

The conference was supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Museum of Kosovo and the Foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders Kosovo.

Over 350 museum and heritage professionals from different countries around the world attended the previous ‘Meet, See, Do’ conferences organized in Sarajevo (2014), Tirana (2014), Novi Sad (2015) and Shkodra (2016).

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