Museum Souvenir Award 2019

Does your museum produce original souvenirs based on your museum’s collections? Do you engage crafts persons in the production of souvenirs? The Balkan Museum Network is inviting institutional members of the Network to submit an application for “Museum Souvenir Award”. Recognizing the potential of crafts in the production of innovative

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Museum of Vojvodina in Novi sad improves its access

Museum of Vojvodina hosted two access consultants Lejla Agic and Dr Irena Ruzin from the Balkan Museum Access Group in 2018. The recommendation which had immediate implications on improved access was improving the existing orientation in the museum building. With the financial help of the Headley Trust UK Museum of

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Museum Directory “Accessible Services in the Balkan Museums”

Celebrating the results of more than 30 projects that have been realised in the period 2013-2018 BMN is preparing a brochure with  the flagship features that make a museum more accessible. Museum Directory will list the features that make museums’s collections and exhibitions more accessible and improve heritage interpretation. The

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The First “Meet, See, Do – LAB”: Excellence in Museum Education

The first “Meet, See, Do – LAB” will take place on Monday, 20th of May 2019, in the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo (duration of the event is from 09-17 hours). MSD LAB will offer three hands-on workshops that will be run by international experts from Oslo

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M2M (Museum2Museum): supporting the mobility of museum professionals

Would you like to spend a week[1] in another museum learning and sharing? Do you have a concrete learning need, or missing a skill? Do you have a collaboration project on your mind that you would like to develop? Maybe you would like to use the archives, the depot, collections

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Access Survey 2019

The first round of Access Survey was conducted in 2018 in four member museums: The National Museum of Leskovac, NI Institute and Museum Bitola, Museum of Secret Surveillance: House of Leaves in Tirana and Museum of Vojvodina in Novi Sad. The pilot process was supported with the grant from the Headley

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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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