The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb


Translocal: Museum as Toolbox: the international symposium

Kumu Art Museum in Estonia, Saturday, August 27, 2016

Following an intensive period this Spring of artist residencies, also involving curators and educational staff from the various museums involved, most efforts are being focused presently on the next phase of Translocal: Museum as Toolbox: the international symposium planned for the 27th August at KUMU in Tallinn.

With the subtitle, “How museums can be interactive toolboxes and socially-relevant spaces in which different themes are explored“, the symposium aims to shed light on specific issues concerning audience development in art museums. It will look at participatory projects initiated in various museums and aspires to find tools for efficient bi-directional communication with target audiences, in particular young adults.

Thematic sessions include youth and art museums, socially-engaged art and artist interventions in art museums and communication tools. Among the invited presenters are Professor Victoria Walsh (Royal College of Art, London), Jasper Visser (Museum of the Future), Sinéad K. Rice (National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin / Fiosraigh PhD Scholar / Member of the NEMO Working Group "The Learning Museum"), Michela Perrotta (Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana, Venice), Nikolaj Recke (Artist in ULK Art Labs at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen) and Louise Springborg (Interaction Designer & Coordinator in ULK Art Labs at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen).

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Kumu Art Museum in Estonia
Address: Weizenbergi 34/Valge 1, Tallinn, Estonia

For the the full programme, presentation abstracts, presenters’ biographies and information on how to register, please visit:

Translocal: Museum as Toolbox is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU, which explores possibilities and paths for communication for museums with the aim of working together with young people (between 15 and 25) to design innovative tools for art museums and to share good practices of artist residencies in museums. Jointly with young people, this project investigates how contemporary art museums can be more relevant to their present-day life and asks how young people themselves envisage a modern art museum

The project is a co-operation between Kunsthaus Graz (Austria), Kumu Tallinn (Estonia), MSU Zagreb (Croatia), Museion Bozen (Italy) and MS Łódź (Poland) co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

The symposium is supported by:

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