museOn community Innovative Ideas Needed: Project Slam 7x7 at museOn forscht museOn | advanced education & network is calling for contributions to a Project Slam for the museOn forscht conference: Museums and Universities – Centres of Mutual Knowledge Exchange (25./26.2.2016) thus promoting collaboration between research issues and museum practice. Call for Projects Application deadline: 7th December 2015 museOn seeks creative draft projects at the interface between research and museum. Project Slam 7x7 Call for Projects You are engaged in research on social issues at museums or universities? You have an innovative concept for the research or development of an exhibition, collection or education project? You want to study museum practice with students? You are developing an App for a local museum or 3D reconstructions for museums? You are working on new forms of imparting knowledge? Then participate in the museOn Project Slam! 7x7 Seven “slammers” have 7 minutes each to present their ideas in a creative, entertaining and engaging way! Choose an appropriate method to present your project concept to enthuse the conference participants from the museum and university world with your project! Win a prize of 3.000 Euros to support the realisation of your project! What is a Project Slam? Based on the concepts of poetry and science slams, in Project Slam, ideas for museum, exhibition and educational concepts are presented in a clear and intriguing way. Thus, ambitious, innovative and bold ideas can be presented to the public and enthuse others. The jury, which consists of conference participants, selects the award-winning projects. The objective of Project Slam is to consolidate and encourage cooperation between museums and scientific research. Since innovative projects are most likely to emerge when cooperating with partners having a fresh perspective! To whom is the Project Slam addressed? Applications are open for projects addressing museum and university, or museum work and scientific research and are as yet still conceptual. Thanks to 7x7, at the conference you will have the opportunity to present your project, to receive an award and to join a network. The subject and the mode of project cooperation can be freely chosen. Not all project partners need yet to have been found yet. The projects submitted will be presented in a free slam format (7 min.) at the museOn forscht: Museums and Universities – Centres of Mutual Knowledge Exchange conference. The conference participants will decide whether a project will be implemented. A pre-selection will be made by an expert jury to be announced. What can be won? The winners of the Slam will receive prize money of 3.000 Euros for the implementation of the project, comprehensive expert advice from the museOn team, and extensive public relation support via the museOn blog. How to participate? Each project application will be submitted by at least one person from the university environment or the museum scene. Freelance museum employees and / or freelance scientists may also apply. A degree is not a prerequisite. The project submitted should not yet have been implemented, but must still be in the concept phase. Should there be a vacancy for a cooperating partner, a preferred profile should be submitted. The applicants must agree to present their projects in a freely selected format at the conference to be held on Thursday, 25.2.2016 in Freiburg, Breisgau. The method of project presentation is up to you. As required, inter alia, a beamer, flipchart, overhead projector and microphones will be available. Project Outline Please submit a brief project précis including a work allocation plan (max 6000 characters with spaces) and a brief overview of participant motivation and CV (max. 2000 chars.) by Monday, 7.12.2015. After a jury has made a pre-selection, you will be notified by 31.12.2015 whether or not your project has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Please submit your application by 7.12.2015 (date of receipt) by email to: Sophia Metzler (Conference Coordination) [email protected] or by post to: museOn | weiterbildung & netzwerk Sophia Metzler Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Friedrichstraße 50 79098 | Freiburg Advice on Project Outline Please describe the following criteria: Idea, objective, participants and distribution of work, schedule and place of implementation. If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected] or Tel.: +49 761 203 98615 Further information can be found under: http://www.museon.uni-freiburg.de/tagung/ Good Luck!
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