International Webinar of the Global Network of Water Museums
Co-hosted by the National Water Museum of China, in cooperation with UNESCO Beijing Office
This International Webinar of the Global Network of Water Museums (WAMU-NET), hosted by the National Water Museum of China, has been held to focus on adaptations made by water museums to face the COVID-19 through new virtual and distance activities . The title, EMBRACING CHANGES, aims at presenting and discussing with a positive mindset the most effective strategies adopted by water museums to face the pandemic.
During the webinar, a MANIFESTO has been launched to proclaim WAMU-NET’s interests and commitment to strengthen the Network partnership and build new solidarity and cooperation on the use of digital tools, the development of new project ideas, on training opportunities and common exhibitions.
Master of ceremonies: PYPAERT Philippe (UNESCO Beijing Office)
LI Ge (Deputy Director General of International Cooperation, Science and Technology, Chinese Ministry of Water Resources)
AMANI Abou (Director a.i. of the Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO, and Secretary a.i. of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme)
CHEN Yongming (Director of the National Water Museum of China, Hangzhou)
EULISSE Eriberto (WAMU-NET CEO; University of Venice, Italy), Results of the 1st Youth Competition ‘The Water We Want’ (2020) and official launch of the 2nd Edition TWWW (2021)
LESSA Joana (WAMU-NET Advisory Committee; University of Algarve, Portugal), Welcome to new members of the Global Network (year 2020)
China – Yellow River Museum; Germany – Historisches Klaerwerk, Krefeld; Ireland – Water Museum of Ireland; Italy – Regional Park of the Po Delta Veneto; South Korea – Jeju Water Exhibition Hall; Uruguay – OSE Water Museum
SESSION 1 | VIRTUAL WALKS, ONLINE TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS
Moderator: Eriberto Eulisse (WAMU-NET CEO; University of Venice, Italy)
KALEB VULETIC Ivana, AQUATIKA Freshwater Museum, Karlovac (Croatia); EL MANDOUR Abdennabi, Musée de la Civilisation de l’Eau au Maroc, Marrakech (Morocco); DE LAET Hilde, Hidrodoe, Herentals (Belgium).
JANSEN Wim, Fortress Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL); ROVIRA David, Museu de les Aigües, AGBAR Foundation (ES); BANGDE Yang, Baiheliang Underwater Museum, Fuling (CHINA); WUNDSAM Karin, Danube Water Adventure, Marktgemeinde Engelhartszell (AT); VAN BEEK Peter, Biesbosch Museumeiland, Werkendam (NL); SERRA Eudald, Parc de la Sèquia, Museu de la Tècnica de Manresa, (ES).
SESSION 2 | CHERISHING WATER MEMORIES
Moderator: Sandra De Vries (WAMU-NET Advisory Committee; Pulsaqua, The Netherlands)
AHMED Sara, Living Waters Museum, (India); TARDIO Massimiliano, MUSE, Trento (Italy); RODES Javier, Museos de Mequinenza, (Spain).
VAN MELIS Elise, Haarlemmermeer Museum de Cruquius, (NL); BRICHETTI Edo, Ecomuseo Martesana, (IT); SOLDATI Chiara, Opificio delle Acque, Bologna (IT); CROITORU Victor, Water Museum “L. Truta”, Cluj-Napoca (RO); LEORDAN Loredana, Aquatim Water Museum, Timisoara (RO).
RELEASE OF THE HANGZHOU MANIFESTO OF WATER MUSEUMS FACING COVID-19
Conclusion by MOORS Eddy (WAMU-NET President)