Areas of expertise and interest: museum education, art and culture mediation, inclusion as a means of strategic audience development, partner strategies in education, edutainment for kids and families, lifelong playful learning, youth agency
Contact info: da.agapova(a)gmail.com
Daria Agapova is a museum educator, a curator of public projects, a diversity agent, MA in Art History, a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). She is a co-founder and curator of the festival “Children’s Days in St Petersburg”, in which more than 50 museums have participated annually since 2005. Daria is a co-editor of the recent ICOM international collection “Migrations: Revealing the Personal. Museum practices and recommendations for working on Migration, Mobility and Diversity" (2020); a co-leader and curator of education in the Agents of Change: Mediating Minorities project supported by Creative Europe (2020–22). Working for the Cultura Foundation, Helsinki, she organized educational programmes School for Museum Freelancers and School of Art Mediation for representatives of the Russian-speaking minority in Finland (2017–19) and co-curated a partner project with the Finnish Heritage Agency within the framework of CultureLabs: Recipes for Social Innovation (2019–20). In 2015 Daria was a co-organizer of the USA–Russia Participatory Museum project and the editor-in-chief of the book “Participatory Culture: Museum as a Forum for Dialogue and Collaboration”.
Photo credits: Svetlana Mikhailova