European museums and Young People. A critical Enquiry Print
UE-Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2009)

The project aimed at promoting studies and researches and at comparing and experimenting new activities and good practices in the field of museum art education projects addressed to young people (from 16 onwards).

The main concept underpinning the whole project is that museums – especially contemporary art ones –

are privileged places to start learning processes addressed to young people. Museums are places where it

is easier to acquire competences related for example to communication and team work, since they are not

submitted to the same rules and limitations of schools and universities. Furthermore, contemporary art –

approaching provoking and controversial issues – can help young people in under standing contemporary

society and culture, promoting at the same time active citizenship and intercultural dialogue.

Seminars realized:

UK, 4-7 March 2008 (download the programme)
Sweden, 23-26 September 2008
Ireland, 24-27 February 2009
Portugal, 21-24 April 2009
Italy 23-26 June 2009

Responsible of the project for Eccom: Martina De Luca. Members of the working group: Cristina Da Milano, Giulia Franchi, Matilde Amaturo, Fabiana Verdolini, Alessandra Intraversato.


Partners of the project: Fundación Serralves (PT), IBC - Istituto beni culturali Emilia Romagna (IT), IMMA (IR), Riksutställningar, SI, Towner Art Gallery, UK.

The Italian institution which has co-operated with Eccom and IBC are:

1.Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma (Educational Department)

2.Department of experimental Paedagogy, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

3.Istituto Beni Culturali Emilia Romagna, Bologna

4.MAMBO, Museo d'arte moderna, Bologna

5.Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Turin