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Albert Forés Gómez

Director-gerent del Consorci Museu Marítim de Mallorca

Director-manager of the Consortium of the Maritime Museum of Mallorca.

Graduate in History. Trained as an archaeologist at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Despite developing part of his professional life in activities related both to research and fieldwork, he increasingly assumed management, educational and communicative tasks. He has complemented this training with the UAB Archaeology and Palaeontology Campus, a master's degree in Cultural Resource Management and a specialization in community manager at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), and a postgraduate degree in Strategic Management of Museums and Heritage Centers at the Foundation University of Girona.

His profile is versatile and adaptive. This allowed him to work in some of the main cultural institutions of the Balearic Islands: the Archaeological Museum of Son Fornés, Rural Mallorca - ArqueoMallorca, Es Baluard Museum and the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands. He has also developed his own project, Aldarq. Imaginative Archeology, focused on the dissemination of content related to the archeology of Mallorca and the promotion of the Capocorb Vell site.


Articles

Starting From Scratch: The Public and The Administration, a Co-participatory Link Necessary for the Creation of a New Museum

Albert Forés Gómez , Catalina Gayà Morlà

Publication date: 10/11/2020

Abstract


In November 2018, the Maritime Museum of Mallorca (MMM) launched a process of public co-participation for its very own creation. That led the museum to meet the community that hosts it and longs for it, and also to learn how to listen to them. This methodology involves imagining—and experimenting with generosity at its core—new communicative scenarios, and its greatest challenge is linking access to and interaction with as requisites for co-participation in museums. Throughout this process we have reconsidered: a) what is the role of communicative processes in museums; b) how we generate listening techniques that bring us closer to people; c) how we build honest narratives; d) how we link the public and the administration.

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