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    Creativity management practices

    Creativity management practices

    Round table "Creativity management practices: what a museum can teach business"

    The round table is organized by the Research and Laboratory for Creativity Management of the Higher School of Business of the National Research University Higher School of Economics together with the Russian Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM Russia). 

    The online event will be held on December 21, 2021 from 18:00 to 21:00 (Moscow time).

    Registration is open.

    In modern business, creativity is the basis of competitiveness. Therefore, designing and mastering any methods of developing creativity seems to be an extremely important task. Currently, the topic of creativity development is practically monopolized by the advertising business, so the methods of its development are reduced to learning copywriting skills and advertising techniques. At the same time, creative organizations have extensive experience in developing creativity in various fields of activity and maintaining motivation for its implementation. However, this experience is barely demanded in the activities of business organizations.

    Laboratory’s activities can serve as a trigger for activating the demand in the business environment for methods of working with creativity that are actively used in the non-profit sector and creative organizations. It will help ensure or greatly facilitate the transfer of management technology from the non-profit sector to business organisations.

    The round table is aimed to discuss the model of the Laboratory's research in relation to museum cultural leaders with ideologists of the development of museum activities.


    Roundtable participants

    Host of the event:

    Sergey Filonovich, Head of Department, Professor of the Higher School of Business, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Head of the Mini-MBA Program of the Sberbank Corporate University; Russian scientist and expert in the field of leadership and people management in business.

    Key speakers:

    • Björn Stenvers, CEO of the Eye Care Foundation, a Board Member of ICOM MPR. He does many museum activities via the Manus Brinkman Fund. Björn had been director of the Amsterdam Museums Foundation from 2013 up to 2017. He also set up several Museum Academies for museum staff training in Amsterdam, Rostov, Aruba, Altai, Ekaterinburg and the Russian Zoo Academy. He has several degrees in Art History, Marketing and Communications;

    • Tomislav Šola, Croatian scientist, internationally recognized specialist in museology; Professor at the Department of Museology and Heritage Management at the University of Zagreb, formerly Head of the Department of Information Sciences of the University;

    • Natalya Samoilenko, Deputy Director General of the Russian State Library for External Relations and Exhibition Activities, Ph.D. in Art History, Director of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation (2012-2013), Director of the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve (2013-2016), laureate of the award “In Memory of T.A. Kibalchich for successful management in the museum business. 2016;

    • Stefan Simon, Professor, First Director of the Institute for Cultural Preservation (IPCH) at Yale University, Director of the Rathgen Research Laboratory.

    Also, the discussion will be attended by researchers from the Laboratory for Creativity Management and ICOM Russia: O. Zelenova, V. Oderedenov, I. Smirnova, V. Ustinova, S. Yagolkovsky.

    Based on the results of the round table, a resolution will be developed.

    Simultaneous translation of the round table into Russian and English is provided.


    Additional Information:

    Laboratory for Creativity Management was established in April 2021.

    In modern business, creativity is the basis of competitiveness. Therefore, designing and mastering any methods of developing creativity seems to be an extremely important task. Currently, the topic of creativity development is practically monopolized by the advertising business, so the methods of developing it are reduced to learning copywriting skills and advertising techniques. At the same time, creative organizations have extensive experience in developing creativity in various fields of activity and maintaining motivation for its implementation. However, this experience is barely demanded in the activities of business organizations.

    Laboratory’s activities can serve as a trigger for activating the demand in the business environment for methods of working with creativity that are actively used in the non-profit sector and creative organizations. It will help ensure or greatly facilitate the transfer of management technology from the non-profit sector to business organisations.

    The round table is aimed to discuss the model of the Laboratory's research in relation to museum cultural leaders with ideologists of the development of museum activities.