Plečnik House hosts partners of the European project Open Atelier in Ljubljana
From 4 to 7 September 2023, the Plečnik House will host the partners of the European project Open Atelier in Ljubljana. The project aims to develop new innovative formats for active audience participation and interaction with cultural heritage within European House Museums.
Open Atelier is an interdisciplinary network, funded by European Union’s Creative Europe programme, which aims at developing operative blueprints for new audience-centred participatory museum experiences. The cross-sectoral network is composed of four European House Museums (Plečnik House under the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana from Slovenia, Millesgården Museum from Sweden, Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum from Iceland, and Art Museums of Skagen from Denmark), one creative performance organisation (AMAT from Italy) and two universities (Politecnico di Milano from Italy and Aalborg University from Denmark). Through a workshop-based approach built on co-creative processes, Open Atelier will design, test, and evaluate innovative strategies and tools to engage audiences in the way cultural heritage is interpreted, presented and used in contemporary scenarios.
At a project workshop in Ljubljana, the four partner house museums will present the concept of Experience 1 - a new format for audience participation, engagement, and involvement, which each museum will implement in its own country. Among other things, they will discuss the design of a digital youth competition and the implementation of the Ljubljana Public Event entitled Music According to Plečnik's Taste, which will take place on Wednesday 6 September 2023 at 19:00 at Plečnik's Triple Bridge in the centre of Ljubljana. As part of their workshop, the partners will also visit Plečnik House and take a boat trip along Plečnik's uniquely designed water axis.
The Open Atelier project runs for 36 months, starting on 1 October 2022 and ending on 30 September 2025.
The Open Atelier project is co-funded by the European Commission's Creative Europe programme.