International Museum Day at NOESIS 18.5.2024

NOESIS, as every year, participates again this year in the celebration of International Museum Day*.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Museums for education and research” and in this context, NOESIS on Saturday 18 May, 12.00-14.00, organizes a workshop on “Education in the museum: who and how”, with the participation of representatives of the city’s museums.

12.00-12.45 Section A’
The challenges and opportunities in the contemporary role of museums
-Dr. Stella Bezergianni, President BoD, NOESIS
– Prof. Stavroula Mavrogeni, General Secretary of the BoD, Museum of the Macedonian Struggle
-Dr. Kyriaki Oudatzi, Director and CEO, Thessaloniki Olympic Museum
– Fani Tsatsia, General Manager, Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts MOMus

Moderated by journalist, Maria Samolada

12.45-13.00 Talk
Museums in the educational program of the School of Tourist Guides of Thessaloniki of the Ministry of Tourism.
The experience of a combined educational approach
Lambros Toumbas, Head of Thessaloniki Tourist Guide School

13.00-13.45 Section B’
Good practices and necessary changes
Representatives of education departments of museums of Thessaloniki participate:
– Georgia Kourkounaki, Thessaloniki Olympic Museum
– Irene Botsiou, Ethnological and Folklore Museum of Macedonia and Thrace
– Evi Papavergou, Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts MOMus
– Katerina Tzavara, Museum of the Macedonian Struggle
– Charalambos Tsougaris, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Moderated by Dr. Maria Karnezou, NOESIS

13.45-14.00 Questions

14.00 Light lunch/cocktail

At the same time, on that day the entrance to the Museum of Technology (11.30-18.30) will be free.

* The International Council of Museums (ICOM), in its effort to highlight the role of museums in modern society, established May 18 as International Museum Day in 1977. The message of this anniversary is for museums to become vehicles of cultural exchange “with a view to enhancing education, promoting mutual understanding, peace and cooperation among peoples”. For more information on International Museum Day click here.

Published: March 29, 2024