2021 ICTOP Annual Conference – Programme

ICOM-ICTOP Annual Conference, 21st October 2021

Preliminary note: ICOM-ICTOP Annual Conference 2021 will be a combination of two different forms – on 21st October 2021 we will have one day event with the important key-note speaker, interventions and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ICOM- ICTOP. At the same time 21st October 2021 will be the kick-off date for our global forum addressing topics relevant to museum training today & tomorrow. On the second do check http://ictop.org/conferences/2021-2/call-for-contribution-intervention/ and offer your contribution.


PROGRAMME / ICOM-ICTOP Annual Conference, 21st October 2021

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Key-note lecturer sponsored by

the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies Program at Michigan State University, USA

visit us here: artsmuseumsmanagement@cal.msu.edu


13:00 – 13:10 (GMT) Welcoming the event (Ms. Leena Tokila / Dr. Kiersten Latham)

13:10 – 14:00 (GMT) Dr. John H. Falk / The Value of Museums: Enhancing Societal Well-Being

Abstract: The talk will focus on how museum professionals can better understand and explain the benefits created by museum experiences. Knowingly or not, the business of museums has always been to support and enhance the public’s personal, intellectual, social and physical well-being. Over the years, museums have excelled at this task, as evidenced by the almost indelible memories museum experiences engender. People report that museum experiences make them fee better about themselves, more informed, happier, healthier and more enriched; all outcomes directly related to enhanced well-being. Historically, benefits such as enhanced well-being were seen as vague and intangible, but Falk will describe how enhanced well-being, when properly conceptualized, can be defined and measured. The talk will conclude with suggestions for how these insights about well-being might be used as a strategy for helping museum better adapt to the rapidly changing and challenging times ahead.

Dr. John H. Falk, Executive Director, Institute for Learning Innovation and Sea Grant Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University, is a leading expert on free-choice learning; the learning that occurs while visiting museums, science centres, zoos, aquariums, national parks, watching educational television or surfing the Internet for information. His current research focuses on the role that well-being and identity play in why and how people utilize settings such as museums, libraries, zoos and aquariums, and the value created by that use. He has published more than 250 articles and 14 books and received numerous awards, including the NARST Distinguished Career Award (2016); Council of Scientific Society Presidents Award for Educational Research (2013) and American Alliance of Museums John Cotton Dana Award for Leadership (2010). His most recent book is the The Value of Museums: Enhancing Societal Well-Being.

14:00 – 14:15 (GMT) Q&A on The Value of Museums: Enhancing Societal Well-Being

14:15 – 14:30 (GMT) = Global ICTOP Forum / shared online blackboard (Ms. Leena Tokila / Dr. Rita Capurro / Dr. Darko Babic)

14:30 – 14:45 (GMT) = Dr. Cheeyun Kwon (Hongik University Seoul, South Korea) – kick off presentation of the Global ICTOP Forum / shared online blackboard

14:45 – 15:00 (GMT) = presentation of ICOM 2022 Triennial Conference in Prague, Czech Republic (Ms. Martina Lehmannová, Managing Director of ICOM Prague 2022 / Ms. Alžběta Horáčková, Social Programme Coordinator of ICOM Prague 2022 / Mr. Pavel Douša, Scientific Programme – museum contact person from the National Museum of Agriculture)

15:00 – 16:00 (GMT) = ICOM-ICTOP 2021 Annual General Meeting (all are invited, ICOM-ICTOP members do have voting rights)

When: Oct 21, 2021 01:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time / Topic: ICTOP 2021 Annual Meeting

You need to register in advance for this webinar: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oq7Ta_1hQ3OyoYWK29X0mA

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