FORMA MGLC was a programme based on the use of new technologies, social media and innovative approaches within cultural institutions. The programme enabled young people, specialized in the field of culture, to target their professional profile on specific knowledge and skills in order to acquaint themselves with the use of the new media and at the same time gain knowledge of the new, and increasingly sought-after, professional profiles of: Community Management Coordinator and Digital Content Coordinator.
The FORMA MGLC programme was part of a programme aimed at young people funded by the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

The programme, which ran from 23 March 2015 until 23 June 2015, involves young Spaniards of various profiles. The key objective of the programme was to facilitate their integration into the labour market by utilising new approaches, where creative talent as well as ability to transfer knowledge into practice and innovation are appreciated. The next instalment of the Forma MGLC programme is planned for the first half of 2016.

The FORMA MGLC programme was divided into several parts. Finding good practices for the inclusion of the new profiles linked to the Internet and the use of new technologies within cultural institutions played a vital role. As part of the project we established educational platform and the promotion of the FORMA MGLC project itself through various channels. The interested members of the public were invited to attend the educational lectures and symposia as part of the programme.

The contents of the Forma MGLC programme:

New professional profiles: The participants learned about the working environment of a museum and the ways of using the new media at the International Centre of Graphic Arts. We learned that the position of MGLC within global communication, transmission of information and understanding of culture is also changing through the use of the new media.

Community Management Coordinator: Participants further studied the significance of the profession of Community Management Coordinator and carried out research on the good practices abroad. The theory acquired during research was then put into practice in the local environment. It was crucial that the participants learned how to effectively build an online community for different audiences.

Digitisation: Storing documentation in museums is undergoing great changes through digitization – also with the aim of satisfying the increasingly demanding online public. Searching for good practices; realising the need to introduce a specific profession for the purpose of managing digital archives dedicated to long-term use. The introduction of good practices of digital management to the local environment.

Digital media in museums: An insight into the significance of various digital tools (touchscreen tablets, mobile applications and other modern tools), which can be used to attract visitors and cultural workers. Using innovative approaches; searching for solutions of how these approaches could be used at MGLC.

Communication strategies within social media: Establishing a rough framework for a communication strategy in using social networks; seeking solutions for the successful implementation of digital media into the marketing and communication strategy of the institution.

Analysis of social media: Museums have a new role within global communication, dissemination of information and cultural understanding. How to effectively measure the impact of the social media was a question that participants tried to answer.

The positioning of cultural institutions, marketing: Branding basics within cultural institutions: learning about the fact that the systematic establishment of a brand leads to visitors’ confidence, whose emotional attachment also prompts them to interact further.

 

 

 

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Exhibition by Prešeren Fund Award Winner Tinca Stegovec

Opening, Friday, 10 March, at 6 pm, Gallery of the Prešeren Award Winners, Kranj

10 March–15 April 2017

You are cordially invited to the opening and viewing of the exhibition of prints by Tinca Stegovec, academy-trained painter and printmaker, and Prešeren Fund Award winner for 1976. The artist and her work will be presented at the opening by dr. Milček Komelj and mag. Breda Škrjanec. The exhibition includes 45 fine art graphic prints from the period between 1964 and 1984.

The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the International Centre of Graphic Arts on the occasion of the artist's life jubilee.

Tinca Stegovec is a Slovene painter and printmaker, a follower of the Ljubljana School of Graphic Arts. In 2010, she donated her entire printmaking oeuvre together with matrices and four drawings, as well as a large portion of her specialist library, to MGLC. The exhibition Tinca Stegovec, Prints and Drawings from the MGLC Collection followed a year after that, which was the first comprehensive presentation of the artist's printmaking oeuvre, placing her in the historical canon of modern Slovenian printmaking, within which the excellence of her colour aquatints had not come to full force in the past. In addition to her aquatints, the display also included woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, soft-ground etchings, matrices and drawings.

Tinca Stegovec: In the Harbour, 1974, etching and aquatint.

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Mina Fina: Za vse je pravi čas / If only for the joy of my sadness

4. 4.–9. 5. 2017, the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

opening event:
Tuesday, 4 April, at 5 pm

The project Za vse je pravi čas / If only for the joy of my sadness is based on the visual density of the space formed by the artist with the silhouettes of plants and human bodies. The plants, with their pristine appearance, simplicity of form, intertwining and complexity build up impassable, overgrown and lush landscapes in a contrasting environment of light and shadow. They include the flat and empty silhouettes of human figures, stripped of detail, but with an emphasised body language, in unnatural and played-out poses.

Mina Fina: This mess we’re in.
Photo: Žiga Mihelčič. MGLC Archive.

 

 

 

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Last week to see the exhibition:

Matjaž Wenzel: Men Face Down

7. 3.–3. 4. 2017, the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

opening event: Tuesday, 7 March, at 5 pm

The exhibition begins the third season of the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova ulica in Ljubljana. In 2017, its curatorship has been taken on by the International Centre of Graphic Arts. Through our selection of artists and works, we are highlighting contemporary printed art. The cycle has been curated by Božidar Zrinski. In the past two years, twenty-five artists have been presented as part of the By The Way cycle under the auspices of Kino Šiska. On this occasion, a concluding catalogue to the project, Street Gallery LJ2016, will also be available to view.

The photographic project Men Face Down explores the phenomenon of the human figure lying-down in the public space and its effect within it, as the figure omits to take the usual vertical/standing pose, but finds itself in a horizontal – lying-down position. The depicted subjects include anonyms as well as carefully selected people from the public and cultural life. Their attitude towards the environment is expressed within an intimate, hermetic relationship in some cases, and as a recognizable commentary in others. The selection of the locations of the stagings stems either from the artist's suggestion or the choice of the subject, who experiences the chosen space as a place invested with an emotional or intellectual relationship.

Matjaž Wenzel (1973) is an artist working in the field of photography, video and graphic design. He has designed many books and book covers. He was the recipient of the best book design award in 2007 and 2016, and the Glazer Award in 2011. His photographic works have been presented in several solo and selected group exhibitions at home and abroad, and he was also a finalist for the OHO Award in 2007. He lives and works in Maribor. He is currently also showing his work in the Zines!, Contemporary Zine Production exhibition.

In co-operation with TAM-TAM Company.