BMN takes part in a European project on inclusion of disabled people in museums. “Towards a Multisensory and Inclusive Museum for Individuals with Sensory Disabilities” ( ToMiMEUs) is supported by the Erasmus + programme (KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training) and led by the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography. BMN will join efforts together with museums, and universities from Romania, Hungary, Greece and Turkey in the next 24 months. Objectives are to point out the best practices and guidelines for the development of an accessible, multisensory and inclusive museum for visitors with sensory disabilities; To promote the collaboration between museums and universities; To strengthen the profiles of museum staff though trainings in the partner museums who are involved in design of exhibitions and educational programmes.
ToMiMEUs project aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of the museum staff regarding two different categories of individuals with sensory disabilities (i.e. visually impairment (VI) and deaf or hard-of hearing individuals (DHH) and develop multisensory and inclusive practices for individuals and groups with sensory disabilities as well as groups with individuals with and without disabilities.
The project will enable museum staff to understand the heterogeneity and the different needs of individuals with sensory disabilities; to address and respond to the needs of individuals with sensory disabilities; to adopt multisensory and inclusive practices for the development of educational programs and educational material and technologic means in order to enhance the access and inclusion of individuals with sensory disabilities for individuals and groups with sensory disabilities as well as groups of individuals with mixed abilities and needs (with and without disabilities).