Daria Agapova (she/her)
Areas of expertise and interest: museum education, art and culture mediation, constructive dialogues facilitation, accessibility planning, community engagement, inclusion as a means of strategic audience development for cultural organisations, partner strategies in education, edutainment for kids and families, lifelong playful learning, youth agency, children's literature, inclusive collective memory
Diversity training working languages: English, Russian
Daria Agapova is a museum educator, a curator of participatory cultural projects, a diversity agent, a MA in Art History, and a member of the International Council of Museums. Daria was 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 (MeM) project supported by Creative Europe (2020–22). Working for the Cultura Foundation, Helsinki, she organized educational programs School for Museum Freelancers and School of Art Mediation for representatives of the Russian-speaking minority in Finland (2017–19) and curated an interactive bilingual (Russian and Finnish) program for families with children as a joint project of several museums in Helsinki area. She also 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”. She is an author of a number of interactive partner museum projects for kids and teens and a writer for several museum guidebooks.
Daria has done DEI work with: Helsinki Art Museum, EMMA Contemporary Art Museum, Artsi Art Museum, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Finnish Museum Association, Turku City Theater, Arts Promotion Centre Taike, Espoo City, Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education, University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland,Finnish Heritage Agency
Contact info: da.agapova(a)gmail.com
Daria Agapovan profiili suomeksi.