Internship “Museums as Innovation Platforms”

The “Museum as Innovation Platforms” project deals with the question how the museums-institution can be used as a social discussion platform and how the museum environment and its contents can improve innovation processes and competences.

This process enriches the common museum purpose and creates a platform for discussion way beyond the usual museum content and creates a social space as well as a new learning environment.

The project, which started in 2017, is achieving this in three different steps in courses which were taking place in the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum in Turku as well as two workshops in the Museum of Technology in Helsinki.

Heini Sorakivi, Carl Postelmann, Anna Büschges at the ECIS 2019 Summit. © KAAPELI, Helsinki.

As cultural management students from Germany we, Anna Büschges and Carl Postelmann, have the possibility to gain insights in this project during our internship.

Anna Büschges & Carl Postelmann

We could attend at the European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) in Helsinki.

Besides interesting speeches of creatives about the role of the European Creatives in shaping the European economic landscape we could get to know new cross industrial projects and actors in a poster session.

As a next step we will conduct a benchmarking with similar as well as continuative projects abroad and will have the opportunity to be part of two workshops in Turku and Helsinki.”

“In our studies in Germany we often deal with the question of the opportunity of museums as a social space which have to evolve from a traditional silent institution, so the achievements of the project are very useful for approaches in our work back in Germany.”

With workshops for innovating in the exhibition space itself the project finds new ways to function as a inspiration as well as source for problem-solving.

Humak exchange students visiting the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku. ©Paula Kostia.

Text by Anna Büschges and Carl Postelmann.