INSIGHTS OF XXI C. MUSEUM MANAGEMENT.LITHUANIAN SEA MUSEUM – THEORY VS. PRACTICE V.LankelieneHead Of International Affairs and Project Management Department Lithuanian Sea Museum 3rd – 4th October 2011 Riga
MUSEUMMuseum (XIX - XX c.):- institution the aim of which is to reveal the history of nation, to present its exclusivity, consolidate its ambitions as free and independent state;- preserve objects, which best exemplify history of nature, human activities, culture and education ;Museum (XXI c.):- already crossed boundaries of history;- heritage object – multi-aspect meaningful medium of information and its carrier;- activities are closely connected with functions of culture, education, information dissemination and social responsibility;- new theories – eco museology (museums), social inclusion, museum 2.0 and etc.
XXI c. museum :consciously selects, preserves and researches objects of reality ensuring their furthter use for the focused development of the person and nation world-view.not only educates, but also engages, shakes up, touches more emotions and soul, not only mind;looking for all possibilities to change its function from museum – temple to the museum – forum (agora, laboratory)
11th July 1971 - Maritime Department of Klaipeda Ethnographical Museum1st October 1975 - Klaipeda Sea Museum (exhibition area of 90m2,exhibits on display – 600)1972 – 1979 Reconstruction of Nerija fort30th December 1977 – first live exhibits – penguins – arrived to the museum28th July 1979 - official opening of the museum
A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment. (ICOM , 2007)Together we will learn to explore, enjoy and preserve our harmony with the sea (Lithuanian Sea Museum)
Explore – to realize (things, process), to have knowledge, to perceive, to understand, to distinguish, to experience, to feel.Lithuanian Sea Museum:- exhibition;- temporary exhibitions;- education;- events;- publishing;
Enjoy - take delight or pleasure in (an activity or occasion), possess and benefit from;Lithuanian Sea Museum:- joy of discovery (exhibition);- events;- education;- social activities;
Preserve - maintain (something) in its original or existing state; protect from the danger; prevent from extinction;Lithuanian Sea Museum - exhibition;- education;- activities (events);
collections related to the history of navigation (historical boats, old fishing vessels, anchors, ship models, personal archives handed over to the Lithuanian Sea Museum)collections of marine fauna (corals, shells, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish species, birds, turtles and mammals)living exhibits (Lithuanian freshwater fish, Baltic Sea fish, fish of the tropical seas, sturgeons, birds (penguins), mammals (North sea lions, Californian sea lions, seals, Black Sea bottle-nosed dolphins).
MUSEUM?MARINE EXPOSITION‘The Sea, the Cradle of Life’,‘The Development of Life at Sea’,‘The Fauna of Tropical Seas’,‘Predatory and Dangerous Sea Animals: Myths and Reality’.The largest in Lithuania and Europe collection of mollusc shells;
NAVIGATION HISTORYDisplayed in Nerija fort.“From a Raft to a Nuclear-Powered Vessel”“Navigation in Lithuania”“Coastal rescue stations on the Lithuanian seacoast”“Maritime Heritage: Fragments from the Depths”“Klaipeda Sailing Fleet”Grounds of old fishing vessels: Dubingiai-3216 (medium trawler), the steel trawler PTB-7176, and the small trawler the Kolyma-90.
ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN’SFARMSTEADAn ethnographic fisherman’s farmstead was established in Kopgalis in 1979.One of the buildings houses an exposition about fishing at the Lithuanian seaside and lagoon area in the 19th–early 20th century
ZOO ?Number of tanks – 33;Capacity – 111 tons;Number of fresh water tanks – 13;Number of Baltic Sea water tanks – 5;Number of tropical sea water tanks – 15;Capacity of the central pool – 760 m³ ;
SEA BIRDS AND MAMMALS In the outdoor pools of the Lithuanian Sea Museum there live Baltic sea grey seals, East Atlantic harbour seals, North sea lions and penguins.
DOLPHINARIUMPool capacity: 1800 m³.Pool depth: 5.5 mWater temperature: 18º–20°C.Number of seats in the audience hall:1,000There are Black Sea bottle-noseddolphins and Californian sea lionsliving in the Dolphinarium.
HOSPITAL ?In 2001 we have started the completely new activity in the Lithuanian Sea Museum – dolphin assisted therapy sessions.
Since 2001, when LSM has started DAT – we have welcomed more that 400 families rising disable children (autism, Asperger sindrom, cerebral paralysis, sindrom of Daun)At this moment we have prepared the education programme (in cooperation with Klaipeda University) for medicals (master degree), which is part of alternative therapies modul.DAT for the LSM is enlargement of activities, more challenges and more responsibility.