The Learning Museum
Istituto per i beni artistici culturali e naturali in Emilia Romagna, Italy
Adult people working in the field of art
Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig
To establish a permanent network and webspace for museums and adult educators to participate in a learning society and in a knowledge based Europe
The LEM-Learning Museum project is a permanent network of museums and cultural heritage organisations, aiming to insure their active role with regard to lifelong learning and to raise awareness among decision makers at European level. The project is promoted by the Institute for cultural and natural artistic goods of Emilia Romagna Region in Italy and it is funded by the Life Long Learning Programme Grundtvig. LEM has been created with the idea that museums are not only expected to be learning places, but learning organisations themselves: learning from the communities, from the public, from their stakeholders, and also from other agencies, with whom they have to build alliances to accomplish the ambitious objectives set by policies at national and European level and meet the challenges of the future decades. Starting with 23 partners from 17 European countries and the United States of America, LEM aims to create a network of museums and cultural heritage organisations, to insure that they can play an active role with regard to lifelong learning and to raise awareness among decision makers at national and European level. It will do so through working groups focusing on specific issues, international conferences and meetings, the publication and dissemination of thematic reports and the piloting of a mobility scheme for museum educators within the partner countries to support peer learning and the exchange of knowledge at European level. Through its partners and associates, LEM expects to reach the global museum and heritage community and a large part of the adult education sector. The network has also a Mobility Scheme. Five of the LEM partners indeed agreed to host colleagues interested in spending between some days and two weeks in their organisation, for job-shadowing or study visits. The hosting organisations are the Nordic Centre for Heritage Learning, (Jamtli) in Sweden, Manchester Museum in UK, Glasgow Museums in UK, the Provincial Gallo-Roman Museum, Tongeren, Belgium, State Museums of Upper Austria, Linz, Austria.
Istituto per i beni artistici culturali e naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna – Cod. fiscale 800 812 90 373, Via Galliera 21, 40121 Bologna, Italia, Tel. +39 051 527 66 00, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.lemproject.eu/