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

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Project Duration

Start Date

JulY 2016

End Date

JunE 2019


ARBEIT IST UNSICHTBAR - Museum Arbeitswelt Accessible for All Exhibition Launch

03.05.2018

SAVE THE DATE - The Arbeitswelt Steyr Museum will launch its new exhibition accessible for all on 3rd May 2018!

In line with the COME-IN! Guidelines the museums involved in the project have been introducing a set of interventions to make their museums accessible.

The Arbeitswelt Museum, set between the picturesque banks of the Steyr river in Austria, is the second of the six museum involved in the project to have completed the works considered necessary to become a museum accessible to all.

The interventions consisted in infrastructural works (accessible parking lot, lockers, wardrobe), improvement of communication means (revision of signals, description adapted to visually and hearing impaired users), and development of orientation maps containing pictograms. Moreover, the Museum will provide a tactile model of the exhibition area, magnifying glasses, and an accessible website to facilitate the visit for all. Last but not least, the Museum foresees accessible guided tours and educational programs open for all and all free of charge. 

The exhibition will be launched on May 3rd, 2018 at 14.00 p.m. with an accessible Presentation and will be on display until December 2020. For the first two weeks, the exhibition and guided visits will be free of charge. Link to the invitation available here.

COME-IN! 2nd Thematic Conference in Erfurt

26.06.2018

Our 2nd Thematic Conference will take place on 26 June 2018 in Erfurt, Germany, organised by the Transport and Spatial Planning Institute of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt. Entitled “The inclusive museum - State of the art and perspectives”, the event will bring together experts, practitioners and good examples of accessible museums and exhibitions from regional to internatiol level in order to present and discuss current and future progress to address the challenge of inclusion and accessibility in museums. 

The Conference is addressed to museums, touristic and further service providers in the cultural sector, disabled associations, local and regional public authorities, education and training institutions and final users. It will be held in English, and simultaneous translation to German is offered (Possibility to request also German sign language translation). The event will be hosted by the Monastery of St. Augustine, Erfurt. Further information concerning the program, venue and registration can be found in the leaflet here.

Participation is free of charge. However, As the number of participants is limited we kindly ask you to register until 1st June 2018 by sending an email with your contact details to joern.berding@fh-erfurt.de or a fax to 0049 / 361 / 6700 - 757

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

The COME-IN! team

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