CIDOC Summer School 2015

8 - 12 June 2015

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Museum Documentation, Principles and Practice


CIDOC, the ICOM International Committee for Documentation, in collaboration with the University of Jyväskylä, is running an innovative programme of training seminars: the CIDOC Summer School.

Intended mainly for experienced museum personnel but also for newcomers to the field of museum documentation, the programme brings together established experts - members of CIDOC and university faculty - with documentation professionals seeking guidance and training. The CIDOC Summer School has annually been organized by Museum of Texas Tech University and now we are opening an European branch for this museum training. CIDOC Summer School 2015 in University of Jyväskylä will be given in English.

The programme aims to be both comprehensive and accessible. The courses are conceived as a series of interrelated modules, allowing participants to tailor the curriculum to their individual needs and interests. Both basic and advanced level topics will be offered, emphasizing those issues in documentation that are not thought in European universities even if they have become essential part of museum work.

CIDOC will be working in close partnership with archives, museum and universities to ensure quality and consistency to make sure that the programme responds to evolving real-world requirements.


CIDOC and University of Jyväskylä

ICOM CIDOC Founded in 1950, the Comité International pour la Documentation (CIDOC) has a long tradition of offering training workshops and seminars. CIDOC's membership is truly international – a community of documentation specialists from more than 70 countries. This collective expertise and experience puts CIDOC in a unique position to provide training in museum documentation in a wide range of languages.

University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The University’s seven faculties host some 15 000 students from all over Finland and from nearly 100 countries around the world.

The Department of Art and Culture Studies gathers the teaching and research of Art History, Art Education, the Master's Degree Programme in Digital Culture, Literature, Museology, and the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture into a cross-disciplinary unit. Interaction between teaching and research as well as co-operation with working life is lively. The Cultural Environment Master’s Programme (KUOMA) is the newest part of Department of Art and Culture studies, launched in fall 2014.

The Cultural History Section of the Jyväskylä University Science Museum collects, preserves, studies and exhibits items related to the past and present of the University of Jyväskylä. The collections include some 36,000 items and 27,000 photographs as well as other archive material. The section also administers the University art collection and acts as an expert in questions concerning the architectural environment on campus.