On October 4-6, 2019, the National Forum "Museums of Belarus" will be held in the Republic of Belarus for the fourth time. For seven years, the forum has become an important and expected event in the cultural life of the country. Representatives of the museum community of Belarus, as well as guests from abroad, come together for several days in one of the cities of the country to discuss pressing issues of museum life, identify trends in its development, demonstrate their achievements: projects, programs, concepts.
Traditionally, the forum includes four events: an exposition, a demonstration program, a business program and a professional skill contest. Each event serves the main goals of the National Forum "Museums of Belarus": popularizing unique cultural traditions and outstanding achievements, introducing Belarusian museums and their activities, promoting innovative approaches and modern information technologies in museum, consolidating the museum community, increasing the professional skills of forum participants, expanding partnerships between museums and organizations from other areas of professional activity, the development and strengthening of international cultural ties.
Each year, the Organizing Committee selects a forum topic that sets the direction for the entire event. The topic not only reflects the development trends of the museum as a public institution, but also sets the bar for museums in the country, defines guidelines for future changes: "Museums of Belarus - to the Third Millennium" (2012), "Museum and Society: from Communication to Interaction" (2014), "Museum in the New Creative Economy" (2016), "Museum: Science, Innovation, Communication" (2019). Different accents are one essence: the forum reflects the transformation that Belarusian museums are going through today. It shows us the Museum, looking to the future, the Museum that is making changes, the Museum that is ready for dialogue and cooperation.
Different cities of the Republic hosted the National Forum "Museums of Belarus", bringing something of their own into the atmosphere of the event. The first forum was held in 2012 in Grodno. The second forum was organized in 2014 in Gomel. The third forum in 2016 was hosted by Mogilev. In 2019, the National Museum Forum will be held in Brest, which this year marks its millennium. For three days it will become the museum capital of the country. And next time there will be a new city, a new topic, a new meeting to show, share and discuss.
The Museums of Belarus Web Portal has traditionally been an official partner of the Forum and covers its events on the Internet. Information on the forthcoming fourth Forum, which will be held from October 4 to 6, 2019 in Brest, is posted on the Museum.by portal.
The section presents the Forum Concept, Instructions on the organization of the event, the Forum logo, Information on the professional skills contest and the Application Form for participation in the competition.
New materials and information on the 4th National Forum "Museums of Belarus" will be posted as soon as they become available, stay tuned!
See you at the Museum Forum,
the team of the Web Portal "Museums of Belarus".