Angelina Folgić Korjak
Art Historian, Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade
KREATIVNO OBRAZOVANJE U MUZEJSKOM AMBIJENTU : OBRAZOVNI PROGRAMI I RADIONICE U MUZEJU PRIMENJENE UMETNOSTI (2002 – 2007)
CREATIVE EDUCATION IN MUSEUM ENVIRONMENT : EDUCATIVE PROGRAMMES AND WORKSHOPS IN THE MUSEUM OF APPLIED ART (2002-2007)
Journal 3/2007 (Museum of Applied Art), pages 27-35
Abstract (original language):
U radu je prikazano petogodišnje iskustvo obrazovnih program a i radionica, koje su organizovane u Odseku za obrazovanje Muzeja primenjene umetnosti u saradnji sa kustosima–istoričarima umetnosti i drugim vanmuzejskim saradanicim a čiji je profil obrazovanja psiholog, umetnik, pedagog, defektolog. Obrazovni programi i radionice su organizovani sa ciljem da na neposredan način upoznaju đake sa različitim vidovima primenjene umetnosti. Aktivne radionice u ambijentu muzeja ispunjavaju prazninu između škole i stvarnog sveta, a praktično iskustvo (hands on experience) podstiče proces samosaznavanj a i kreativnog razvoja.
Key words: (original language)
muzej, obrazovanje, kreativnost, mladi
Subject of this paper is the five years long experience with educative programmes and workshops which have been organized by the Education Department of the Museum of Applied Art in cooperation with curators – art historians and other professionals from outside the Museum psychologists, artists, educators for children with special needs. The main goal of educative programmes and workshops was to help school children learn about different aspects of applied art in a hands-on way. Workshops active within a museum environment fill in the gap between schools and the real world, and hands-on experience enhances their selfawareness and creative development.
Having in mind authenticity of an artistic exhibit as object and document used in teaching work with primary schools children was focused on experimental learning and creative thinking.
The atmosphere of a museum study exhibition as exclusive space sustained the enriching the sources of teaching. Diversified, professional explanations our curators provided as well as active communication with children and later having them answer questionnaires by ticking right answers made exhibition perceptions richer and more profound. Creative activities in the Visual Arts Workshop offered every participant opportunity to gain direct artistic experience.
The traditional annual exhibition Children's October Salon was assorted in the past five years with programmes and workshops for talented children, young public and children with special needs thus helping them to broaden their knowledge and develop their creative abilities in the Museum.
There were two workshops organized within the frames of the most important annual exhibition of the Museum, i.e. the study exhibition The Pirot Kilim by Milena Vitković–Žikić as the author in 2002 and the study exhibition The Impossible – The Art of Surrealism by Milanka Todić, Ph D in 2003. The workshops provided opportunity for the young to gain deeper insight in authentic achievements of Pirot kilim craft, traditional art branch which bloomed in the 19th century but also to learn more about surrealistic art, its unstandardized themes and techniques and to avail themselves of the works exhibited in the Museum. Programmes “Town in Art” and “Pinocchio at the exhibition Trace in Wood” enrich the school teaching methods through actual experiencing cultural heritage. Relations between the town setting and local history arouse eagerness to know more about the past while European styles in national architecture and art establish connections with global culture. Programmes which use dramatic forms, music, film techniques along with classical museum methods offer to a young visitor a richer and deeper sensation and experience.
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