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New narratives in museums with the summer course ‘Alternative Curating’

Taking place from 4 to 8 July, the course is aimed at museum educators, museologists, cultural managers, university students and the general public.

The summer course ‘Alternative curating approaches. New narratives in museums’ is offered by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and is designed to offer its participants an overall vision of current museography through talks focusing on both practice and theory.

During these talks, theories, methodologies and tools that allow projects to be created in line with current needs due to the qualitative leap in the relationship between museums and users shall be reviewed and discussed in detail. This evolution makes it necessary to continue sharing experiences that have favoured speeches that bring users closer and through which spaces for assimilation, interpretation and conversation surrounding museum-ised objects have been strengthened.

Regardless of whether they are art, history, ethnology or scientific museums, these cultural entities have grown based on the needs of their public, designing spaces, programmes and other elements with the aim of strengthening their educational role. This has been the basis for the idea and implementation of this type of courses.

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Speakers during the course

Jaroslav Anděl, exhibition curator; Juan José Lahuerta, head of art collections at the National Art Museum of Catalonia; Silvia Cámara, coordinator at the Urban Art Gallery in Lisbon; Pablo Coca, education coordinator at the Patio Herreriano Museum at the University of Valladolid; Alicia Carabias, head of education at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica; Salvador Martín, educator at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum; Andrea Pascual and David Lanau, co-founders of Pedagogías Invisibles; Joan Santacana, from the University of Barcelona; Rufino Ferreras, head of educational development at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum; Manuel Segade, director of the Arte Dos de Mayo centre.