MEST 2023: Study Visit to Denmark

The AEJM MEST study visit for museum educators will take place from 12 until 14 June. Join an exciting 3-day program focusing on family visits and get inspired by Danish museums in and around Copenhagen!
Accommodating family visits is a growing field of interest for the museum sector. For families, museums can be joyful and meaningful options to spend family leisure time. For museums, engaging with young audiences is also a way to invest in future audiences. As Jewish museums, we mostly welcome our young audiences in the non-formal learning framework of school visits. How can we make our Jewish museums an interesting and welcoming place for families?
During the intensive 3-day program, we will explore three key areas of family services: family programs (events and activities), children’s and family exhibitions, and hospitality (marketing & communications and facilities). The program comprises various behind-the-scenes visits to museums and meetings with Danish museum professionals, project presentations, and other opportunities for exchange with peers, as well as an exclusive field trip in the footsteps of the flight of Danish Jews in 1943. The study visit is organized in close collaboration with the Danish Jewish Museum.

June 12-14, 2023

The MEST study visit aims at enhancing professionalism in museum education practice at Jewish museums in Europe and at strengthening this network by offering learning, exchange, and networking opportunities. The tentative program includes visits to the Danish Jewish Museum, The National Museum and The Workers Museum in Copenhagen, the Maritime Museum in Helsingør, and the H.C. Andersen House in Odense. An updated tentative program will be available in the course of April.

This study visit has a limited number of participants. It is primarily open to staff members of AEJM member institutions (Full or Institutional Associate Members) that are working in the field of museum education. Participants are required to attend the full 3-day program – registrations from delegates who can only partially participate will not be accepted.

Registration is open from March 27 until April 17
Participants will receive a confirmation before April 21. Register here! 

Travel Support
Travel support is available for AEJM member institutions with limited financial means that would like to send a staff member to MEST professional development activities.
Upon registration, please motivate your application for travel support and give an estimation of the ticket costs to/from Copenhagen.

Initiated by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw (PL) and Oslo Jewish Museum (NO), AEJM’s Museum Education Seminars and Training (MEST) is a professional development program that addresses educators from Jewish museums in Europe. Jewish Museum in Trondheim (NO) holds a role of a partner in the program. MEST is curated and produced by Eva Koppen.
MEST is part of the Jewish Cultural Heritage Project supported by the EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway and by the state budget of Poland.



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