TECHNICAL MUSEUM OF SLOVENIA REGULARLY COOPERATES IN EUROPEAN PROJECTS
This year, the Technical Museum of Slovenia participates in several European projects. Those that are intended for the participation of the general public are presented on this website in more details, and you can follow them on the registers that are listed for each individual set.
The HECTOR project (Industrial Heritage as a Key Competence for Tourist OperatoR) project aims to increase employability among young Europeans between the ages of 18 and 30 who have already been educated in tourism and have a background in the field. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the role of Europe’s industrial heritage and the opportunity it offers in job creation. The partners in the project come from countries with different economic positions and status in the field of employability of young people. As part of the project, we will develop a methodology and training modules for tourism operators specializing in industrial heritage that will be delivered through online courses and will result in a summer school at the end of the project. In this way young people will be further educated with basic skills for designing experiential or experiential tourism in this area. Our aim is to educate around 55 tourism workers in a profession that represents an untapped potential in the field of European tourism supply.
The project is supported by the European program ERASMUS +.
Project duration: 1. 9. 2019–31. 8. 2022
– Unione di Comuni Amiata Val d´Orcia, Italy (leading partner);
– Minas de Almaden y Arrayanes S. A., S. M. E, Spain;
– Fondatsiya on Business for the Educated – Bulgaria;
– CUDHg Idrija (Idrija Mercury Heritage Management Center), Slovenia;
– Verein fuer interdisziplinaere Bildung und Beratung, Austria;
– Kultur und Arbeit EV, Germany;
– Consorzio Terre di Toscana, Italy;
– European Federation of the Association of Industrial and Technical Heritage, Belgium;
– Technical museum of Slovenia, Slovenia.
Sounds of changes
Sound is an indispensable part of our working and everyday life. It is omnipresent, whether we perceive it or not. Sound represents an important perspective when we want to experience, explore, restore and understand different landscapes, environments and cultural heritage. For this reason we must record and preserve sounds from different parts of Europe in order to be able to explore and deepen our understanding of history, to educate others and help make it possible for younger generations to discover European industrial and social history in new and exciting ways.
In collaboration with museums from Sweden, Germany, Finland and Poland, The Technical Museum of Slovenia is taking part in the European project ‘Sounds of Changes’. The aim of the project is to collect sounds from lost and also contemporary working environments across Europe and create a publicly accessible database of these recordings. Special focus is given to the recording of “endangered” sounds which were once part of our lives, but which are slowly fading into silence.
“In this information age with fast-flowing information, intellectual property within the context of music is a multi-layered concept. The internet is the space where information is now primarily present, and this can either be an arena for illegal expropriation through pirate downloading, or a place of empowerment for individuals and smaller music labels. The internet provides tools and platforms for autonomous operation which bypasses most traditional “doorkeepers” and agents. In many countries, the once omnipresent pirating of music has been replaced by paid, but at the same time affordable, models of operation. These (at least in principal) guarantee fair compensation for the authors and respect their copyrights in the field of music. Despite constant interventions of capital, ever new and fairer models of distribution are being developed which connect artists with their listeners and users.”
NIGHT OF THE RESEARCHERS IN THE PROJECT NOČ IMA SVOJO MOČ
The goal of the project is to create a set of activities that will be carried out within the framework of the European Nights of Researchers in 2018 and 2019 (Friday, September 28, 2018 and Friday, September 27, 2019). The European Night of Researchers is a pan-European action under the Research and Technological Development Program – Horizon 2020.
At the initiative of the European Commission, the doors of organizations dealing with science and research, profession and the life of scientists, will be wide open to the general public for one day of the year.
The project will bring together 27 research institutions to raise awareness of research and innovation, related social and economic benefits, and career opportunities. More than 40,000 visitors from different target groups will participate in “night” activities across Slovenia.
The activities will include scientific festivals in the main markets of four cities, research days in six primary and secondary schools, more than 30 lectures and workshops in libraries, retirement homes, museums, … open doors in research institutions, scientific centres and cultural institutions.
Join us in Ljubljana, Murska Sobota, Novo mesto, Ajdovščina, Maribor, Celje, Postojna, Koper, Slovenj Gradec, Krško, Trbovlje, Bogenšperk, Pivka, Bistra, Polhov Gradec, Kranj, Ptuj and Nova Gorica.
On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, you could join us at 12.00 on Prešeren Square in Ljubljana, where we have sown the first seeds of Slovenian ivanjščice flowers. You can also order seeds through the form published on the project’s website: www.nocmoc.eu.