Hola queridos amigos de CECA
Hello dear CECA friends
Bonjour chers amis du CECA
Olá queridos amigos do CECA
I’m starting with honor and pleasure, the task of chairing this, that is one of the largest and most active Committees of the International Council of Museums.
In these many years participating in CECA I have been accompaning the wonderful work done by presidents who preceded me and only from their great achievements, and relying on the potence of my board companions, I feel confident in moving forward.
Because of my background in art and education, and because working for over than 20 years in the connection between these areas in museological institutions, I believe that I can contribute to the CECA.
We all have dreams and desires regarding our area and how we are seen in our museums and I hope in the next years of my management, to collaborate in achieving some of these dreams and desires.
From my point of view, one of the major potencials of the Education and Cultural Action Committee is quality and commitment of its members, and I intend to maximize the dissemination of this wealth of all ways as possible to me.
I saw many professional educators starting on CECA, and feel there is a young wave, eager to contribute to the construction of the actions of this committee, which I believe is more than welcome!
I hope to find a dynamic able to achieve the right balance between theory and practice; between modernity and tradition; between what he have conquered and what we will conquer; and I hope most of all, we never lose the enchantment of educating and continue to believe that the museum is a place for meeting and exchanging experiences; that education is not a fact but a process and finally that what is experienced in the educational process in the museum can become a reference for a lifetime.
Thank you all!
Milene (Mila) Chiovatto - CECA President
Sao Paulo, 25th September 2016