National Museum of Leskovac improves inclusion thanks to access surveying process

“Thanks to taking part in the Access Survey process the National Museum of Leskovac was able to fulfill the basic human rights of disabled people who are now actively involved in the social and cultural life of the city, as creators and individuals that also realize the museums’ programme.” Suzana

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Increased accessibility and improved interpretation of NI Institute and museum Bitola with new services for visitors

With a small grant from the Balkan Museum Network, cultural heritage in the museum of Bitola is presented in a new way, taking into account that the website of the Bitola Museum is already designed as “responsive”, suitable for viewing on all mobile devices. Some activities that increased the accessibility

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How am I suppose to say it; Terminology and language about disability

One of the first steps to create an accessible cultural space is the language we use to reach disabled people who visit or plan to visit it. How can we adopt a human-centered language that is free of stereotypical perceptions that will contribute to the equal participation of all in

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Presentation of BMN at the UK Museum Association conference in Belfast

Dina Walters, Milena Milosevic Micic and Aida Vezic held one hour session titled “Building with the broken” at the UK Museum Association conference in Belfast that was held on 08-10 November 2018. The objectives of the session were to outline the Balkan situation; to outline how and why the BMN

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Crafting Access training in Zenica, 09 – 13 July 2018

For the third time the craftspersons met with the museum professionals, disabled people and disabled people’s’ associations. The third “Crafting Access” workshop took part in the City Museum Zenica (after the workshops in Gjirokastra and Knjaževac) gathering members of the Balkan Museum Network from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. The

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“Museum for all”, a seminar for the museum staff in Macedonia

The Macedonian National Committee of the International Council of Museums (MNC ICOM), in cooperation with the Balkan Network of Museums and the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle organized a seminar on June 22, 2018. The idea behind this seminar was to assess the current conditions and technical solutions for accessibility

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Balkan Museums without Barriers #2 in Skopje

International two day conference around access and inclusion took place in the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews in Macedonia on 20 – 21 June 2018, gathering 40 museum professionals and disabled people from more than 20 towns of the Balkans. “Balkan Museums without Barriers #2″ conference served as a

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Meet, See, Do 2018 in beautiful Thessaloniki

After inspiring and stimulating Meet, See, Do conferences in Sarajevo, Tirana, Novi Sad, Shkoder and Prishtina, we were very excited to hold sixth Meet, See, Do conference in Thessaloniki, yet another great Balkan cultural setting. Annual Balkan Museum Network conference “Meet, See, Do – a conference that makes the difference” took

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The Best Crafts-based Souvenir 2017 award

During BMN annual conference Meet, See, Do in Thessaloniki “The Best Crafts-based Souvenir” award was presented. After receiving eleven (11) applications through an open call and after the  selection process, the first place has been awarded to the Bosniak Institute – Foundation Adil Zulfikarpasic from Bosnia and Herzegovina for their

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Awarded small grants 2018 to five museum projects

Since 2013, Cultural Heritage without Borders has used grants from different donors to finance and administer the Small Grants programm of the Balkan Museum Network. In the last five years 27 projects have been funded with more than 100.000 euros. 2018 call, just like the previous two, has been enabled

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