Study tour to NorwayParticipation in the program funded by EA Grants and Norway Grants representing the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and managed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Republic of Poland as a Program Operator “Maintenance and revitalization of cultural heritage” available under the Bilateral Cooperation Fund. Available funds were intended to cover the costs of organizing meetings between Polish cultural sector entities and institutions from Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The purpose of the meetings was to strengthen bilateral cooperation and exchange of good practices in the field of culture. The Artnova Foundation has been cooperated with two Norwegian institutions: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and the National Museum in Oslo.
Cultural management and supporting the development of cultural personnel.
Project name: Managing museums as service organizations
Museums are service organizations. They do not exist for themselves, but they primarily serve society. Hence they should be managed taking into account their service character. The service perspective can enrich the understanding of these organizations. Museum employees are not always aware of belonging to a service organization providing public services. The research project will focus first and foremost on museum employees, people who can contribute to the efficient management of the museum. The project will be primarily of application nature. Its main objectives will be to diagnose the state of the art of management among Polish museums (including museum directors), and to identify barriers to the implementation of the service model of museum management. Consequently, solutions will be proposed to facilitate the introduction of this beneficial model into museum reality. It is planned to carry out qualitative research using grounded theory methodology among Polish museums.