As museum educators, many of Slow Art Day’s hosts are looking to create a space where visitors can engage with artworks in new ways.
During this webinar led by Sara Birkofer from the Cincinnati Museum of Art on Feb 26, 2019, we explored multisensory experiences.
Birkofer discussed engaging visitors using scents, music, touchable objects and food in the galleries.
Watch the video of the webinar above, or view Birkofer’s powerpoint.
We had a wonderful webinar with the leaders of the Belgian Slow Art Day movement, Katrijn D’ hammers and Tinne Langens.
During the webinar, they also showed this very good 4 minute video that they just produced about their mindfulness and Slow Art program.
Background on Slow Art Day in Belgium
Turns out that Belgium has a wonderful central group – FARO (the Flemish Interface Center for Cultural Heritage) – that facilitates the work of museums, archives, and heritage libraries. FARO offers training, study trips, publications and was launched in 2008. Katrijn has worked at FARO since the beginning and has coordinated the support for Slow Art Day across Belgium from FARO since 2014.
She and her colleague, Tinne Langens, who is the head of Education and Policy Programs at Antwerp’s FOTO Museum, have developed (and are continuing to develop) a set of mindfulness programs that integrate with Slow Art Day but go much further in terms of the creation of new kinds of tools, approaches, and methods.
Enjoy the recording.
Join us for our first webinar of the 2018-2019 season when the leaders of Slow Art Day Belgium takes us through their innovative mindfulness program.
Wed, Sept 12
– 11:00am NYC time
– 08:00am California time
– 16:00 London time
– 17:00 Paris time
Register here to join us:
Belgium has long had a very active Slow Art Day community – one of the most active in the world.
In this webinar, we’ll hear from FARO – the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage – and their partner, the Photo Museum in Antwerp.
They have prepared a short 3 minute film and a set of slides to walk us through what they have learned about producing effective Slow Art Day events.
Should be a great presentation and conversation.
– Phil Terry
Founder, Slow Art Day