Webinars for Museum Workers
Announcement February 2021

6 February 2021

UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty is organising a series of online webinars to build the capacity of museum workers in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus in certain areas of professional activity

The webinars are open to staff of all museums in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus, as well as interested representatives of authorised state bodies, research organisations, NGOs and civil society.

Webinars will take place in the online format in the Russian language. They will include keynote presentations by experts / museum professionals with unique expertise, followed by question-and-answer.

Webinar 1 Evacuation and Emergency Rescue of Museum Collections and Objects

Time: Thursday, 11 February 2021, 14:00-15:30 Almaty time.

Speaker: Ms Shirin Melikova Director of the National Carpet Museum (Baku, Azerbaijan https://azcarpetmuseum.az/front/ru), President of ICOM Azerbaijan.

Description: In the event of any emergency situation (both natural and human-made disasters) the museums are often the main responsible organizations for the protection and in some cases for the evacuation of museum objects. Effective actions during the emergency situation require immediate coordinated efforts and long preparatory works from all museum workers. These actions take place not only during but also after the disasters when the museums are dealing with the consequences of emergency situations. Ms Shirin Melikova has unique experience in the organisation of work and the emergency evacuation of museum objects in the context of the military conflict in Nagorny Karabakh region.

Webinar 2 Inclusiveness in the Work of Museums

Time: Thursday, 25 February 2021, 14:00-15:30 Almaty time.

Speaker: Ms Natalia Bazhenova senior research fellow of the State Art Museum named after A. Kasteev (Almaty, Kazakhstan https://www.gmirk.kz/ru/), member of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan.

Description: In order to give their visitors a unique live experience of appreciating museum objects, the advanced museums of our days are constantly enlarging their fields of work and becoming an inclusive platform to all categories of visitors, such as people with special needs. Ms Bazhenova has a long experience in implementing various projects aiming to increase the accessibility of museum organisations for people with special needs.

Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/online-capacity-building-webinars-for-museum-workers-in-central-asia-and-southern-caucasus