Museum Education Outreach and Public Programme


Museums and their collections are a highly visible part of the cultural scene in every country and build large and loyal audiences with their programmes of education and outreach. The exchange between museum teachers and outreach staff is one of the main activities within ASEMUS. The programne is designed as a twinning project between two museums, one in Asia and one in Europe.

Two weeks in Asia, two in Europe

The participants of an exchange spend around two weeks at each institution respectively and take part in the educational efforts of that museums.


Objectives for this project:

  • Exchange of information about collections will be directly communicated to new audiences by professional museum educators working in partner museums.
  • Capacity building will be an important outcome in areas where museum education is underdeveloped.
  • The profile of museums and museum education will be raised internationally.
  • Long term relationships between institutions in the region will be fostered.

The ASEMUS syndicate dealing with education is co-ordinated by Jenny Siung from the Chester Beatty Library in Ireland and Karen Chin from the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore.

A common feature of all exchanges carried out thus far, is the wish of participating actors to develop sustainable long term working relationships.


National Museum (Manila, the Philippines) and Natural History Museum (London, UK) – 2015

Shanghai Museum (China) and Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga) – 2015

GRASSI Museum of Ethnography (Leipzig, Germany) and National Folk Museum in Korea (Seoul) – 2014

Helinä Rautavaara Museum (Espoo, Finland) and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Hanoi) – 2014

Museum of Foreign Art in Riga, Latvia and the Ullen Sentalu Museum in Sleman, Indonesia  – 2009

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National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands and National Folk Museum,  Korea – 2009

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore  and Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Sweden – 2006-7

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Chester Beatty Library, Ireland and Islamic Art Museum Malaysia – 2006

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Ho Chih Minh Museum, Hanoi, Viet Nam and National Museum Liverpool, UK – 2006

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