Talent as Process

Non-formal Learning Opportunities for Teens in Art Museums Today

At the symposium at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter December 6, we discussed non-formal learning opportunities for teens in art museums today. The symposium was also an occation to launch Henie Onstad Kunstsenters report about talent programs written as part of the Norwegian Talent Norge project.

Norwegian version
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Talks were presented by: Gabrielle Wyrick (Associate Director of Education at ICA, Boston); Anne Maria Sollie (Youth Executive, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam); Verena Winckelmann (Artist, Oslo); Thormod Rønning Kvam (Pianist and Managing Director of The Edvard Munch Ensemble, Norway), among others

Why: The team at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter conducted an analysis about talent programs for teens in art museums today.The concluding report will be launched on the website in Norwegian. For the occasion, we invited international and national guests to discuss with us the issues raised when framing talent development within the context of museum learning programs. The symposium guests told us about their experience in learning departments with programs dedicated to teen creativity and show specific case studies. Followed by a panel discussion such questions were posed:

What is the definition of talent in the visual arts field and how is talent recognized?
What does it mean to encourage young talent inside a museum and on which age range do programs have greater impact? How can the museum function as an educator of young talent and which programs have succeeded in this respect?
What is the state of young talent programs in the visual arts in Norway?


13:30-14:00 Registration and coffee

14:00-14:05 Welcome by Caroline Uglestad

14:05-14:15 Introduction by Ana María Bresciani

14:15-15:00 Presentation by Gabrielle Wyreck

15:00-15:15 Coffee break

15:15-16:30 10 minute presentations by Anne Maria Sollie, Verena Winckelmann, Thormod Rønning Kvam, followed by panel discussion with all participants moderated by Ana María Bresciani and Camilla Sune

16:30-17:00 Questions from the audience

Photo: Camille Norment in a workshop with youths from Ramstad skole in Bærum discussing use of maths and her work Within the Toll at Høvikodden. Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.