Discovering Museums – Digital Museum Resource for Education

The Museum Education and Methodology Centre, Hungarian Open Air Museum

is pleased to invite you to the international conference titled

Discovering Museums – Digital Museum Resource for Education

in the framework of the priority project Museum and library development for everyone

no. EFOP-3.3.3-VEKOP-16-2016-00001, to take place

on 29 April 2019


The invited speakers of the conference, both national and international, present the good practices and methodologies of teaching materials prepared by using digitalised museum collections. These digital teaching materials are of crucial importance in helping teachers and students use museum resource based on creativity and active participation both in museums and schools, furthermore in making museum collections accessible for public education.

Following the plenary session, workshops on developing teaching materials based on museum collections are run with the participation of the invited speakers.

Museum educators, teachers, public education experts, knowledge transfer professionals and museum leaders are expected to participate at the conference.


Participation at the conference is free of charge (financed by our project), but it is subject to prior registration.

Registration is now open until 4 p.m. 24 April 2019. Click here to access the registration interface.

The conference language is English; simultaneous interpretation is provided at each programme.


Time: 9:45-17:00 Monday 29 April 2019

Venue: Conference Room, Hungarian Open Air Museum

Address: HU-2000 Szentendre, Sztaravodai út 75.



09:45 - 10:15 REGISTRATION

10:15 - 10:25: Welcome speech – Dr. Miklós Cseri, director general, Hungarian Open Air Museum

10:30 - 10:40: Opening speech – Hajnal Kassai, head of public collection division, Ministry of Human Capacities

10:45 - 11:00 Methodology development for utilising digitalised museum resource in public education – Magdolna Nagy, acting director, Museum Education and Methodology Centre, Hungarian Open Air Museum

11:05 - 11:25 What teachers want from a digitalised museum resource – Naomi Chapman, Education and Outreach, Polar Museum, Scott Polar Institute, Cambridge, UK

11:30 - 11:45 Questions and comments


11:45 - 12:15 Coffee break


12:15 – 12:35 Digital resource in ethnographic museums – Krisztina Pálóczy, museologist, Museum of Ethnography

12:40 - 12:55 Questions and comments

13:00 -13:20 Mór Jókai and the Man with the Golden Touch – Digital guides for teachers – Diána Sóki, museum educator, Petőfi Literary Museum

13:25 - 13:40 Questions and comments

13:45 – 14:05 Digital teaching materials and art collections – Rufino Ferreras, head of education, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain

14:10 – 14:25 Questions and comments


14:25 - 15:25 LUNCH


15:25 - 16:25 Workshops on making teaching materials

Digitalised collections in the classroom

Venue: Conference Room

Facilitator: Ádám Horváth, head of division, Digital Methodology Centre for Pedagogy


Digitalised teaching materials before and after museum visits

Venue: Executive Meeting Room

Facilitator: Éva Kómár, OMMIK –  Hungarian National Museum


Digital museum resource and the demands of public education

Venue: Ground floor Meeting Room

Facilitator: Márton Pacsika – Museum Education and Methodology Centre, Hungarian Open Air Museum

16:30 – 16:45 Brief reports about workshops

16:50 – 17:00 Closing remarks

Márton Pacsika –  Museum Education and Methodology Centre, Hungarian Open Air Museum


The organiser reserves the right at its discretion to make changes to the programme.

In case of questions, please contact Márton Pacsika:  Phone: +36 30 322


The organiser of the conference is the Museum Education and Methodology Centre, Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre