The first “Meet, See, Do – LAB: Excellence in Museum Education was an inspiring event for museum professionals and the students from the department of Pedagogy at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University in Sarajevo that took part in this one day event.
Held in the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 20th of May 2019, the event was very beneficial two-way exchange of experiences both for European and Bosnian colleagues. Six ten-minutes presentations were given by colleagues to reflect some of efforts and activities aimed at developing educational role of museums. Prof Snjezana Susnjara from the Faculty of Philosophy talked about the pedagogical work in History museum of BiH and the collaboration between the Department of Pedagogy and the museum; Elma Hodzic, from the History museum of BiH presented educational programme “Museum kingdom – fairy tale” and it’s wide success and impact. Lejla Agic from the Zenica City Museum presented educational activities of the museum presenting her museum as a place for educational fun showing how she has managed to develop very interesting activities for very limited resources in a permanent childrens’ corner in a museum. Aida Sarac from the National Art Gallery of BiH talked about her educational work and experience of Museum of Art as an alternative educational institution for diverse social groups, as a learning journey for both herself and the participants of the educational activities, escpecially children from the autistic spectrum that were involved in the project “Blue artism”. Srđan Čalija from the National Museum of BiH talked about two projects – treasure hunting and museum in a suitcase. Amra Cebic from the Cultural Center Tuzla – International Gallery of Portraits presented the educational role of guided tours for students in elementary schools as collaboration between cultural and educational institutions.
Three examples that were presented from colleagues from Poland, Netherlands and Norway also included practical presentations of some of the educational tools that are used by the colleagues (such as photography in the authentic space; working materials for different age groups that teach about Jewish culture and tradition; Traditional games that can be turned into educational methodology; and other).
Some of the atmosphere from the MSD Lab you can see on the photos from the event (courtesy of the History Museum of BiH).