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LEM Final Conference

19-20 September 2013

Bologna, Italy


The Learning Museum (LEM) Project is organising the conclusive conference in Bologna, on 19 and 20 September 2013. The event is meant as an occasion to bring together as many Associate Partners as possible, to make the most of the networking opportunities offered by the project. The conference has been registered on the Comenius Grundtvig Catalogue with the code IT-2013-960-001.

The overall objective of the event - which in the first place is meant to be a meeting place to facilitate networking and develop further collaborations at European level - is therefore to disseminate the outcomes of the project and share the knowledge developed throughout the three years of its duration, as well as to give participants an opportunity to compare experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from all over Europe.
On 19 September it will be possible to join the LEM Working Groups in the thematic seminars focused on their research. The international conference will be held on 20 September and will be livestreamed.


The provisional programme:

9.00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:30 Agorà - Coffee and networking opportunities
10:30-10:50 Official opening, welcoming speeches
11:00-11:30 Presentation “Museum learning in a time of crisis: a European overview”
11:30-12:00 Presentation “Educational activities of museums in North America”
12:00-12:30 Questions and Discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Presentation “Museums and social inclusion”
14:10-14:30 Presentation “The Participatory Museum”
14:30-15:00 Questions and Discussion
15:00-15:30 Conclusions
15:30-16:30 Agorà - Coffee and networking opportunities


EU colleagues will be able to apply for a Grundtvig Visits and Exchanges grant.
Non IT European participants can apply for a Grundtvig Visits and Exchanges grant to attend the conference The grant would cover the accommodation, subsistence and travel costs (which you should calculate individually) for a maximum of 1500 Euro. There is no conference fee.
The conference is listed on the Comenius - Grundtvig Training Database with the reference number "IT-2013-960-001". To access it directly:


How to apply for a grant:
If you are interested in participating, you should:
- Have a look at the Comenius - Grundtvig database for a more detailed description of the course.
- Write to the organiser (Margherita Sani, Istituto Beni Culturali) enclosing a short CV and asking for an invitation letter: MaSani(at) by 5 April 2013 at the latest.
- Contact your National Agency and download the application form from their website. To contact your National Agency, please look for the address on:
- Fill in the application form, enclose the invitation letter and send both to your National Agency by 16 April 2013 at the latest.
- Let the organisers know that you have applied and inform them about the expected waiting time before you receive a reply from your National Agency. Once again, please write an e-mail to Margherita Sani: MaSani(at)


5 April 2013 to apply to Margherita Sani, Istituto Beni Culturali, for the invitation letter

16 April 2013 to apply to your National Agency for the grant


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