Project Slam 7x7 Call for Projects

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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!
Seven “slammers” have 7 minutes each to present
their ideas in a creative, entertaining and engaging
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:
Good Luck!