The first accessible museum in the COME-IN! project
Launching event - multi senses exhibition Women, Mothers, Goddesses at the Archaeological museum of Udine, Italy
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. Indeed, the Archeological Museum of Udine is the first of 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 (elevator, accessible toilets with changing tables, resting room), improvement of communication means (signs, brochures in braille and simplified language, with translations in Italian, English, German and Slovene), and development of orientation maps containing interest points and accessible areas, tactile maps. Furthermore, the exhibition area has also been adapted, becoming a fully multi senses museum.
The interventions will be tested over a period of six months during which visitors will provide their opinion that will be analyzed and evaluated in terms of increased attractiveness of the museum and its collections.
With the aim of informing the public about the new “services” offered by the museum a launching event has been organized, consisting in a multi-senses exhibition entitled “Women, Mothers, Goddesses” – Universal Languages and Metaphors in the Prehistoric Art. It represents a sort of journey through 40.000 years of evolution of the spiritual, symbolic and metaphoric human system between Central and South-Eastern Europe, starting from the first productions of female body.
The multi-senses exhibition will be officially opened on November 11th, 2017 at 18.30 o’clock and it will remain open until February 11th, 2017. For the first two weeks, until November 26th, 2017 the exhibition and guided visits will be free of charge. For more information look at the flyer available here.