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9th seminar for museum directors


9th seminar for museum directors, Porto-Novo, Benin

 

"CULTURAL PROPERTY: Stakes, challenges, answers for the 21st century"
DESCRIPTION


9th seminar THEME: Museums and children's education

LOCATION: Maison PREMA, Porto-Novo

DATES: 27 September - 01 October 1999

Participants: Political authorities and partners of the 13 museums participating in the 10th Prema University Course, special guests.

Aim: To help African museums in their efforts to develop relevant programmes for African children.

Content:

The programme consisted in:

  • An event: the official opening of the Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA.
  • An in depth reflection on the place occupied by children in African museums, through:

    - The results of the inquest on animation in African museums, which was held in 27 museums of 17 countries.

    - A meeting on " Education and Culture ", centred on the psychology of African children.

    - Suggestions of actions to be led by EPA for the period going from 2000 to 2010.

  • The presentation of professional projects designed by the 16 participants of the 10th PREMA University Course.

     

  • Exchanges and demonstrations about:

    "New technologies of information and communication: false hopes, real problems and new tools for African museums."

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