On 25 October, the International Workshop “Learning, Engagement, Museum” took place in Komitas Museum-Institute organised by Museum Education Center in Armenia in partnership with Manchester Art Gallery and British Museum. HM Ambassador Judith Farnworth attended the welcome reception and in her opening remarks to the workshop participants the Ambassador hailed the initiative as an excellent example of partnership between the two countries in the field of culture and heritage.
From 25th to 28th October, the workshop was hosted at various museums in Yerevan. Initiated by the Museum Education Center (Armenia), Manchester Art Gallery (UK) and the British Museum, a workshop focusing on the vital role museums play in education and skills development was conducted for museum experts in Armenia. Considering museum education and the training of museum staff as important issues for heritage professionals in Armenia and beyond, the workshop offered a chance to learn from the experience of the British museums by sharing expertise, successes and challenges.
The workshop was run by the museum experts from Manchester Art Gallery, Glasgow Museums Resource Center, Staatliche Kunstammlungen Dresden and the Collection of Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire. International Training Program’s past participants from Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and India also took part.
Since 2006, the British Museum’s International Training Programme, working with UK Partner Museums, has sought to provide opportunities for shared learning, discussion and collaboration between museum and heritage professionals around the globe. The aim was to develop a new way of sharing expertise and delivering museum projects that will bring out the best in international cultural partnerships.