posted on: Aug. 5, 2014, 8:23 p.m.
Mediating the Museum brings together museum and gallery education and mediation specialists in Europe and in Russia working with the public and contemporary art.
Mediation is an ancient form of conflict resolution and the term is a direct translation of the German kunstvermittlung or the Dutch kunstbemiddeling. The role of a mediator is to position him or herself in between two parties without taking sides, or passing judgement on either of them. A mediator facilitates dialogue and the exchange of knowledge by stimulating opinions through what the viewer sees and the associations they make.
The use of art mediation within the context of galleries or museums of modern and contemporary art is prevalent in Europe and Manifesta 10 has introduced their approaches which they have developed over the previous biennials to the Hermitage.
Welcome speech - Boris Stolyarov, Head of The Russian Center for Museum Pedagogy and Children's Creativity of the state Russian Museum
Alexey Boiko (State Russian Museum, Russia)
Keiko Higashi (Powell Cotton Museum, UK)
Ben Street (Freelance educator, UK)
Sophia Kudriavtseva (State Hermitage Museum, Russia)
Yana Klichuk (Manifesta 10, Russia)
Sepake Angiama (Manifesta 10, Russia)
The discussion will be simultaneously translated in Russian and English.
8 August 2014
16:00 – 18:00
The Russian Center for Museum Pedagogy and Children's Creativity of the state Russian Museum
St Petersburg, Inzhenernaya str.,10