Detailed draft agenda

Day 1 – 23 April 2015
10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Registration at the Conference Centre
12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Welcoming
Speeches by state and local officials and the organizers of the First Congress of Polish Museologists.
1.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. Introductory dialogue

The mission, ethics, values. A question about the role of museums
in creation of value. More…

Professor Hans-Martin Hinz, the President of the International Council of Museums (ICOM),
Professor Stanisław Waltoś, Jagiellonian University

1.30 p.m. – 2.20 p.m. Program presentation session (Part I)
Session Chair: Bogdan Kaczmar, Director of the Regional Museum in Rzeszów, Chairman of the Podkarpackie Division of the Association of Polish Museologists.

1. Polish museums in the light of statistics More…

Professor Piotr Majewski, Director of the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections

2. Do museums need redefining? More…

Michał Niezabitowski, Director of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków, President of the Association of Polish Museologists

2.20 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Break
4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Program presentation session (Part II)

3. Museums in local and regional policies of governments (presentation of facts) More…

Andrzej Porawski, Director — Association of Polish Cities.

4. Era of museums? A museum as a medium, a museum as a mediator More…

Professor Robert Traba, Director of the Centre for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin

5. A museologist. An occupation, profession or vocation? More…

Professor Dorota Folga-Januszewska, President of the Polish National Committee of ICOM, the Museum of King Jan III’s Sobieski Palace at Wilanów, Department of Theory, Faculty of Graphics, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

6. An artefact – between a crisis and the need for authenticity.
Discovering the context More…

Professor Jan Święch, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Jagiellonian University

5.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Break
6.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Panel discussion (6 sessions held simultaneously)

1. Searching for meaning in reporting tables More…

Participants:

  • Agnieszka Czekaj, the Head of the Centre for Cultural Statistics in the Statistical Office in Kraków
  • Lucyna Mizera, Director of the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola
  • Tadeusz Orawiec, Curator of the Museum of Ceramics in Bolesławiec
  • Marek Rubnikowicz Ph.D., Director of the Regional Museum in Toruń
  • Małogorzata Skwisz, Manager of the Wojciecha Dutkiewicz Regional Museum in Rogoźno
  • Dorota Wodnicka, Director of the Department of Culture, Marshal Office in Łódź

Curator:

  • Antoni Bartosz Ph.D., Director of the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków

Moderator:

  • Justyna Nowicka, Radio Kraków

2. In the pursuit of modernity: a creative adaptation or passive imitation?
An attempt to assess changes in Polish museums over the last two decades More…

Participants:

  • Aleksander Devosges Cuber, Director of the Regional Museum in Głogówek
  • Dawid Gonciarz, Director of the Museum of the Pomeranian Folk Culture in Swołowo – Department of the Museum of the Middle Pomerania in Słupsk
  • Jan Jurkiewicz, Deputy Director of the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze
  • Tadeusz Kołacz, Chairman of the Carriage Museum Foundation in Galowice by Wrocław
  • Professor Paweł Machcewicz, Director of the Second World War Museum
  • Professor Wojciech Suchocki, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Director of the National Museum in Poznań

Curator:

  • Jarosław Gałęza, Director of the Opole Open-Air Museum of Rural Architecture, President of the Association of Open Air Museums in Poland

Moderator:

  • Dorota Jarecka, Art Critic

3. Locked potential for development or untapped opportunity?
A question of factors hindering and stimulating development of museums More…

Participants:

  • Anna Czekanowicz–Drążewska, Director of the Cultural Office of the Mayor, Municipality of Gdańsk
  • Professor Jerzy Hausner, Head of the Department of Economy and Public Administration, Cracow University of Economics
  • Krzysztof Markiel, Director of the Department of Culture and National Heritage, Marshal Office of the Małopolska Province
  • Jacek Miller, Director of the Department of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
  • Professor Piotr Oszczanowski, Director of the National Museum in Wrocław
  • Sławomir Szafrański Ph.D., Head of Non-European Cultures Department, National Museum in Szczecin, President of the Zachodniopomorskie Division of the Association of Polish Museologists

Curator:

  • Jarosław Suchan, Director of the Museum of Art in Łódź

Moderator:

  • Jacek Grudzień, Director of TVP S.A. Regional Office in Łódź
  • Aleksander Devosges Cuber, Director of the Regional Museum in Głogówek

4. A new task, the same staff.
The Act on Museums in the light of the current museum practice More…

Participants:

  • Janusz Czop, Deputy Director, Maintenance and Storage of Collection, National Museum in Kraków
  • Elżbieta Ofat, Deputy Director for Management, Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw, Plenipotentiary of the Director for Strategic Projects
  • Violetta Rezler–Wasielewska Ph.D., Director of the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War in Łambinowice–Opole
  • Przemysław Smyczek, Director of the Department of Culture in the Marshal Office of the Silesian Province in Katowice
  • Anna Szukalska–Kuś, Custodian of the Wielkopolska Military Museum, a Branch of the National Museum in Poznań, Vice President of the Board of the Association of Polish Museologists, President of the Wielkopolska Division of the Association of Polish Museologists
  • Gerard Radecki, National Museum in Poznań

Curator:

  • Paweł Jaskanis, Chairman of the Council on Museums, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage; Director of the Museum of King Jan III’s Sobieski Palace at Wilanów.

Moderator:

  • Wojciech Przybyszewski, Spotkania z Zabytkami.

5. A map of new museum investments. What can we learn
about Polish museums through current infrastructure investments? More…

Participants:

  • Jerzy Brzozowski, Director of the Regional Museum in Suwałki
  • Jerzy Ginalski, Director of the Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok
  • Maciej Lubocki, Director of Museum Exhibition Department, Qumak S.A.
  • Professor Marek Pabich, Director of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Łódź University of Technology
  • Wojciech Szczurek Ph.D., Mayor of Gdynia

Curator:

  • Jacek Salwiński, Deputy Director for Science, Historical Museum of the City of Kraków.

Moderator:

  • Sławomir Mokrzycki, TVP Kraków

6. Visitors – audience or actors co-creating museum experience?
Comments on changes determining reception of museums More…

Participants:

  • Professor Katarzyna Barańska, Institute of Culture, Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University
  • Piotr Górajec, Head of the Development Department, Museum of King Jan III’s Sobieski Palace at Wilanów.
  • Roman Kochanowicz, Director of the Museum of Romanticism in Opinogóra
  • Ewa Moroz–Keczyńska, Curator of the Nature and Forest Museum of the Białowieża National Park in Białowieża
  • Pawel Tkaczyk Ph.D. (rev.), Director of the Diocesan Museum in Kielce

Curator:

  • Michał Niezabitowski, Director of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków, President of the Association of Polish Museologists

Moderator:

  • Dawid Hajok, Dziennikarz
Day 2 – 24/04/2015
9.15 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. Introductory dialogue
Museums and heritage management. Jan Carstensen Ph.D., President of the Association of European Open Air Museums, Professor Jacek Purchla, Director of the International Centre of Culture in Kraków.
9.45 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. Program presentation session (Part I)
Session Chair: Tadeusz Sadkowski Ph.D., Teodora and Izydor Gulgowscy Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie.

1. Towards the museum of the future: opportunities and risks.
Everything is a museum – test of multiple mirrors More…

Paweł Jaskanis, Chairman of the Council on Museums, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Director of the Museum of King Jan III’s Sobieski Palace at Wilanów.

2. Modern museums as an opportunity for regional and local development More…

Piotr Żuchowski, Secretary of State, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

3. Museums in the world without history More…

Professor Jan Maria Piskorski, Department of European Comparative Studies, University of Szczecin

10.45 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Break
11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Program presentation session (Part II)

4. A modern museologist. What kind of staff do museums need? More…

Janusz Trupinda Ph.D., a curator of the Historical Museum of the City of Gdańsk, President of the Pomeranian Division of the Association of Polish Museologists

5. An artefact – an object found by chance? More…

Jarosław Suchan, Director of the Museum of Art in Łódź

6. The need for narration. An exhibition as a performative phenomenon
of cognition and education More…

Professor Dariusz Kosinski, Department of Performance Studies, Faculty of Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University

12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Break
2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Panel discussion (6 sessions held simultaneously)

1. Museums response to different needs of diverse visitors.
Educational activities of museums More…

Participants:

  • Wojciech Borkowski Ph.D., Deputy Director of the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw
  • Halina Gottlieb Ph.D, Interactive Institute, Stockholm
  • Tomasz Kranz Ph.D., Director of the State Museum at Majdanek
  • Teresa Lasowa, Vice–President of the Association of Open Air Museums in Poland
  • Renata Pernak, Forum for Museum Educators
  • Jolanta Skutnik, Faculty of Ethnology and Educational Science in Cieszyn, University of Silesia in Katowice

Kurator:

  • Marcin Szeląg Ph.D., Head of the Department of Education, National Museum in Poznań, Forum for Museum Educators

Moderator:

  • Piotr Kosiewski, the Stefan Batory Foundation

2. A museum as a partner in action. A question about an efficient model of cooperation between a museum and its institutional, social and business environment More…

Participants:

  • Paweł Cukrowski, Dyrektor Departamentu Kultury, Promocji i Turystyki Urzędu Marszałkowskiego Województwa Mazowieckiego
  • Jan Mackowiak Ph.D., Director of the Museum of Agriculture and Food Industry in Szreniawa
  • Robert Sadowski, Director of the Military Museum in Białystok
  • (Hon.) Jerzy Stępien, President of the Museum and Local Government Conference
  • Agata Wacławik–Wejman, Director of Internet Policy, Google Central and Eastern Europe
  • Krzysztof Piątkowski, Wiceprezydent Łodzi

Curator:

  • Longin Graczyk, the Ari Ari Foundation

Moderator:

  • Marcin Gawęda, Onet Business, Biznes.pl

3. A museologist – a curator, but also a manager. New tasks for museologists
and changes in training and promotion of museum staff More…

Participants:

  • Piotr Cywiński, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Michał Malinowski, Director of the Storyteller Museum in Konstancin
  • Professor Tomasz F. de Rosset, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Department of Museology
  • Martyna Sowińska, Department of Development, Museum of King Jan III’s Sobieski Palace at Wilanów.
  • Anna Wende-Surmiak, Director of the Museum of the Tatra in Zakopane
  • Ewa Wyka, Deputy Director of the Museum of Municipal Engineering in Krakow

Curator:

  • Professor Dorota Folga-Januszewska, President of the Polish National Committee of ICOM, the Museum of King Jan III’s Sobieski Palace at Wilanów, Department of Graphics Theory, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Moderator:

  • Hanna Maria Giza, Polish Radio, Channel 2

4. Tools for museums of the future. What type of institutional
and legal solutions will be critical due to challenges facing Polish museums? More…

Participants:

  • Lucjan Buchalik Ph.D., Director of the Municipal Museum in Żory
  • Robert Firmhofer, Director of the Copernicus Science Centre
  • Waldemar Rataj, Plenipotentiary of the Director for Programming, the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections
  • Anatol Wap, Director of the Department of Culture and National Heritage, Marshal Office in Białystok
  • Professor Andrzej M. Wyrwa, Director of the Museum of the First Piasts at Lednica
  • Urszula Zajączkowska, Director of the Museum of Opole Silesia in Opole

Curator:

  • Stanisław Horoszko, Director of the Museum of Technology and Transport in Szczecin

Moderator:

  • Dariusz Baranik, TVP Szczecin

5. Artefacts, space and multimedia. What determines attractiveness
of museum experience? More…

The aim of the panel is to discuss patterns determining attractiveness of museum exhibitions. How in recent years has perception of artefacts (which until recently has been a central element affecting experience in a museum space) changed? What other aspects (replicas, copies, reconstructions, digital forms audio–video performances, scenery arrangements, interactive tools, narrative approach) determine and will determine attractiveness of museum’s message? Which of them and why have been recognized by audience? In which direction should narrative museums, artefact based museums and museum of the place develop? What risks and opportunities are various types of museums facing, including specialist museums and museums actively pursuing scientific research grants?

Participants:

  • Ewa Chomicka, Head of the Adult Education Section, Museum of the History of Polish Jews
  • Łukasz Czuj, a theatre director
  • Lech Karwowski, Director of the National Museum in Szczecin
  • Professor Igor Kąkolewski, University of Warmia and Mazury, Deputy Director of the Centre for Historical Research of Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin
  • Andrzej Lechowski, Director of the Podlasie Museum in Białystok
  • Piotr Rypson Ph.D., Deputy Director for Research, National Museum in Warsaw

Curator:

  • Professor Piotr Zawojski, Department of Film and Media Studies, University of Silesia in Katowice

Moderator:

  • Ewa Niewiadomska, Polish Radio, Katowice

6. Museums as a driver of regional development More…

Participants:

  • Teresa Dudek-Bujarek,The Historical Museum in Bielsko-Biała
  • Elżbieta Hibner Ph.D., M.Sc., an expert on development management
  • Janusz Karpinski, Director of the Museum of the Kielce Region Countryside
  • Katarzyna Mieczkowska-Czerniak, Director of the Lublin Museum in Lublin
  • Władysław Ortyl, Marshal of the Podkarpackie Province
  • Bartlomiej Walas Ph.D., Vice President of the Polish Tourist Organization

Curator:

  • Janusz Trupinda Ph.D., a curator of the Historical Museum of the City of Gdańsk, President of the Pomeranian Division of the Association of Polish Museologists

Moderator:

  • Bartosz Gondek, a museologist, historical journalist
8.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. The „Sybilla” Gala
Day 3 – 25 April 2015
9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Plenary Session (Part 1) – resolutions of the First Congress of Polish Museologists
Session Chair: (Hon.) Jerzy Stępien, President of the Museum and Local Government Conference
11.00 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. Break
11.45 a.m. – 1.45 p.m. Plenary Session (Part 2) – resolutions of the First Congress of Polish Museologists
Session Chair: (Hon.) Jerzy Stępien, President of the Museum and Local Government Conference
1.45 p.m. – 3.15 p.m. Break
3.15 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. Plenary debate
Session Chair: dr hab. Michał F. Woźniak, Prof. Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Director of The Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz
5.15 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Speech by Freda Matassa: The Role of the Museum in the 21st Century
5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Closing of the Congress
Speeches of organisers of the First Congress of Polish Museologists