Other Publications

2020 : Actions from Latin America.
Open Letter from Brazilian museum educators CECA BR REM-BR_Covid19

The Brazilian Committee for Education and Cultural Action CECA Br, together with the Museum Educator Networks in Brazil (REM-BR), have been carrying out a series of actions to minimize the effect of museum closures on museum education.

One of the first actions developed in April was a survey on the situation of museum educators, as there were reports of dismissals. This reality was tested and from it a letter of recommendation was collectively written to Brazilian museums.
At this time, new actions to promote and value museum education in Brazil continue to be made visible, through collaborative working groups formed by museum educators.

These are:

  • Carrying out the second round of the survey on museum education actions during the Covid-19 pandemic (results to be published soon).
  • Conducting web seminars on topics of interest to museum education (the first can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Ed1zrMJ-UM4)
  • Essential people for museums campaign with the publication of photographs by museum professionals, with their own background image and the use of the hashtag #pessoasessenciaisdosmuseus.
  • Creation of a web repository with references of actions and resources for the development of educational digital museum actions (results will be published soon).

From the Committee of Education and Cultural Action for Latin America and the Caribbean -CECA LAC- we accompany in a committed way all the actions for the benefit of museum educators, and the maintenance of education as one of the essential activities to promote the social relevance of museums in this complex moment for the Region.

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Research for CULT Committee – Education in Cultural Heritage

After a résumé of basic definitions this work aims at recommending to the CULT committee how, in order to contribute to sustainable development, cultural heritage and education should be integrated into an inclusive, horizontal and lifelong learning approach. It is highly recommended having cultural heritage at the very core of education and not as a stopgap and seeing education more deeply rooted in cultural heritage through adequate and efficient mutual long-term partnership policies.
Research for CULT Committee – Education in Cultural Heritage

Free download: CULT Committee Education

Education Toolkit

Methods and techniques from museum and heritage education by: Arja van Veldhuizen

As an educator in a museum or other heritage organization, it’s useful to have a toolkit filled with a wide range of methods and good practices that you can draw upon when you need them. This Education Toolkit contains compact descriptions of 18 different techniques. Each method is illustrated with a lively cartoon and includes “do’s & dont’s” and practical examples.

The booklet is also available in French and Dutch [view online]. A Spanish translation is currently prepared and the Georgian version is made, but currently not available online.

French link to toolkit
Dutch link to toolkit

Download: Education_toolkit

ICOM Study series 2 on the CECA

This publication whose edition was made possible thanks to the CECA, is funded by ICOM / Division of Cultural Heritage, UNESCO / Direction des Musées de France.