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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!) tackles 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 will achieve this change by 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! will introduce an innovative promotional tool, the COME-IN! Label to award museums complying with accessibility standards
In the coming months our partners are holding local events to present our COME-IN! Label which aims at becoming a worldwide label for museums engaged in accessibility, raise awareness on the added value of inclusion and give reliable information to visitors.
Scroll down to our publications to read our Labelling rules!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video has to be worth at least 1.8 million words" that's why our partner from ENAIP FVG prepared a series of short interviews with all our project partners to present you our main objectives and principles, the museums involved in the project and give you some concrete examples of their accessible exhibitions. All accessible here!
The COME-IN! conference held in Trieste on 30 May focusing on accessibility for all in cultural policies gathered representatives of the Ministries of culture of the CEI Member States, as well as delegates for museums, external officials, associations and other international experts on the subject of accessibility.
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On 12 March, the Archeological Museum of Krakow launched its new accessible exhibition "Prehistory for all" following the COME-IN! Guidelines
COME-IN! has been selected to stand along with other 70 exciting Interreg projects selected in the framework of 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, to show how the EU promotes, preserves and enhances our cultural heritage! Download the e-book here
Budget (Million euros)
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!
LP - central european initiative, TRIESTE - ITALY
PP2 - Civic Museum and Galleries of History and Art, UDINE - ITALY
pp5 - Maritime museum "Sergej Mašera" Piran - slovenia
PP6 - MUSEUM OF THE WORKING WORLD - STEYR - AUSTRIA
pp7 - Archeological Museum of Istra - croatia
PP8 - AUSTRIAN CIVIL DISABLED ASSOCIATION - FEDERAL ASSOCIATION - Vienna - AUSTRIA
pp9 - BBRZ - Vocational Training- and Rehabilitation Centre - austria
PP10 - UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES ERFURT - THURINGEN - GERMANY
pp11 - Archeological Museum Weimar - germany
pp12 - NETZ - Media and Society - germany
pp13 - Archaeological Museum in Krakow poland
pp14 - Municipality of Piran - slovenia
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