Museums are places where everyone should be able to see and learn about our cultural heritage. However, many museums in Central Europe, encounter difficulties to be accessible for all due to a lack of organisational knowledge and of limited financial resources, both for investments and adequate promotion.
Cooperating for open access to museums towards a wider inclusion (COME-IN!) tackled this by increasing the capacities of small- and medium-sized museums making them accessible to a wider public of people with different kinds of disabilities. The project achieved this change through its COME-IN! Guidelines, the training handbook for museum operators followed by 7 pilot actions and training sessions to museums operators.
Based on the experience gained, COME-IN! introduced an innovative promotional tool, the COME-IN! Label to award museums complying with accessibility standards
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Three working groups will be established to define needs, interventions and equipment necessary to reach transnational standards. This will lead to the definition of common guidelines to be transfered to cultural sites willing to guarantee full accessibility.
In order to reach the standards defined in the project, pilot actions will be put in place to test the strategy and approaches introduced. Moreover, museum operators will be trained to deal with a wider scale of users. (Training handbook available here).
The results will be analysed to study further improvements.
The consortium will elaborate a label to be awarded to museums and cultural sites that have applied the COME-IN! standards, as defined in the guidelines. The label will be promoted on transnational level to ensure the transferability also to other museums in the area and beyond.
Project results are published as soon as they are achieved. Stay tuned!
The aims of COME-IN!
central european initiative, TRIESTE - ITALY
Civic Museum and Galleries of History and Art, UDINE - ITALY
The Regional Council of Associations of the People with Disabilities and their Families of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region - italy
Maritime museum "Sergej Mašera" Piran - slovenia
MUSEUM OF THE WORKING WORLD - STEYR - AUSTRIA
Archeological Museum of Istra - croatia
AUSTRIAN CIVIL DISABLED ASSOCIATION - FEDERAL ASSOCIATION - Vienna - AUSTRIA
Archeological Museum Weimar - germany
NETZ - Media and Society - germany
Municipality of Piran - slovenia
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