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A Museum in a Backpack. Games with Modern Art / Muzeum v batohu. Hry se současným uměním

Although the departments of education of these two partner institutions: the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź and the Moravian Gallery in Brno have been exchanging experiences since 2016, the project "A Museum in a Backpack. Games with Modern Art / Muzeum v batohu. Hry se současným uměním' is their first joint venture. The cooperation aims to create didactic help, containing a set of instructions and props for independent exploration of contemporary art problems by a viewer aged 7 years and older during a study visit, being part of a series of workshop meetings.

 A study visit of the Education Department of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź in the Education Department of the Moravian Gallery in Brno aims to confront the visual heritage of Poland and the Czech Republic in the avant-garde tradition, and exchange experiences in communicating aspects of modern art and teaching it in the Polish and Czech exhibition tradition. The outcome of this visit and cooperation will be the prototyping of an "educational backpack", with bilingual versions of teaching aids (Polish and Czech) included in it. The model inspiration will be provided by the works from the collection of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź and the Moravian Gallery in Brno.

The Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź and the Moravian Gallery in Brno are two significant museum institutions of supranational importance. These partner institutions have at least two main things in common: their location (in large urban centres, which are not country capital cities and the resulting operating conditions) and the character of their collections (international collections of modern and contemporary art).

In November 2019, a delegation of five educators from the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź are arriving on a 7-day study visit in the Moravian Gallery in Brno. A working team was set up to carry out the project whose purpose is to prototype the 'educational backpack'. During a series of working meetings (5 days), substantive assumptions (scenarios of tasks and content catalogue) of "educational backpack" will be created. They are to take into account the inspiration from two collections: the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź and the Moravian Gallery in Brno. They will also be accompanied by a prototype copy of the "educational backpack" implemented by a joint team of educators from Łódź and Brno. The working team will develop guidelines for a designer, who will prepare the "educational backpack" executive project in the future. After returning from Brno, designers selected by the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź will create an executive project of the "educational backpack". This process will be consulted with the partner from the Czech Republic.

The original concept by the Department of Education of Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź and the Department of Eduction of Moravska Gallery in Brno

Developed by Leszek Karczewski, Agnieszka Wojciechowska-Sej, Katarzyna Mądrzycka-Adamczyk, Marta Wlazeł, Luiza Łuszcz-Kujawiak, Maja Pawlikowska (Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź) and Kateřina Minaříková, Anna Šimková, Michaela Gerichová, Romana Cásková, Dominika Halvová, Iveta Valášková (Moravska Gallery)

Designed by Adźka Bielecka

Foreign Strategic Partner: Moravská galerie v Brně, Republika Czeska

Polish Institution Abroad:  The Polish Institute in Prague, Czech Republic

Programme: Inspirational Culture

Task: Museum in a Backpack. Games with Modern Art / Muzeum v batohu. Hry se současným uměním

Financial Grant: PLN 26, 500

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Inspirational Culture" programme.

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