ASEMUS Exchange Program for Museum Educators

Deadline: 31 October 2014
Open to: museum educators with experience in museums of the ASEMUS network
Grant:
4000-5000 Euro

Description

ASEMUS, Asia-Europe Museum Network, is a cross-cultural network of museums with Asian collections which promotes mutual understanding through collaborative activities and works towards facilitating the sharing and use of museum collections. The ASEMUS Educational Exchange and Outreach Programme for Museum Educators enhances professional development of museum educators in Asia and Europe and strengthens connections and cultural understanding between the two regions. Museum educators can apply now for a 2-week exchange and work on projects that are mutually beneficial, address critical issues and themes.

The goals of the program are:

  • To develop a broader knowledge about and understanding of one another’s cultures, collection and strategies in audience engagement;
  • To observe, in each other’s workplace, best practices in museum education between partner-museums;
  • Mutual capacity building in the development of educational activities together with promotion of social and intercultural dialogue.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the ASEMUS Educational Exchange Programme candidates must:

  • be a museum educator with at least 3 years of work experience in a museum that is an official member of the ASEMUS network;
  • hold ASEM nationality and ASEM passport;
  • plan for the exchange to take place in a museum that is officially a member of the ASEMUS network;
  • have proficiency in English (and a language that both museums involved in the exchange);
  • be willing to provide content for a follow up digital publication.

Grant

A total of 8 grants will be available for 2014 and 2015 in amounts between 4000-5000 Euro. The total value of the grant for each partnership is to be shared between partner-museums and is intended to assist with mobility funding, accommodation, and living expenses as well as educational exchange programme related-materials. 

Application

Interested candidates must submit the application form, a letter of support from supervisor and two photographs (one passport photo and one photo of you in action in museum work). All documents must be sent by email to: [email protected]

The deadline to apply is 31 October 2014.

For any enquiries please contact Jenny Siung at: [email protected]

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