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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
From 30 September to 2 October, COME-IN! participated to the 2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism in Brussels. The aim of the conference was to present the latest innovations and best practices for the development of accessible destinations for all.
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COME-IN! Has been selected by Interreg Central Europe to showcase its achievements and the impacts of its investments to a closed group of policy makers from the Ministries of Finance of EU Member States in Vienna on 6 September.
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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
The Museum of Prehistory and Protohistory of Thuringia launched its new Inclusive Stations on 27 June 2018. Among other interventions, the museum introduced induction loops for people with hearing impairements.
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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!
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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