Accessible museums, galleries and historical sites of the Balkans on one place 

As part of the regional project “Improving the accessibility of museums in the Balkans for people with disabilities”, a Map of accessible museums, galleries and historical sites was launched.

Map of accessible museums, galleries and historical sites is the first map of its kind that contains the most important information about the accessibility of more than 40 museums, galleries and sites of the Balkans for people with disabilities.

This map contains ID cards of every institution and locality, which, in addition to basic information, also offers data important for every visitor, especially people with disabilities. Thus, through this Map, interested visitors can easily and quickly learn more about their physical, content and programming accessibility before going to visit cultural institutions or historical sites.

Does the museum, gallery or locality have parking for people with disabilities, an accessible entrance and toilet, does it offer accessible content in audio and video format, in braille or sign language, as well as various activities intended for this category of visitors are just some of the information available on this Map.

The Map of Accessible Museums website was created according to the principles of universal design, which provides simpler and more accessible access to content for all categories of visitors. It is intended to be continuously supplemented with new information about accessible museums and historical sites, and their contents, through an online form.

In addition to the Map, within the framework of this project, electronic publication of accessible museums, which includes ID cards of member museums and galleries was made. The publication for members of the Network is an additional medium for the promotion of their accessible content and activities, for all visitors and especially to disabled people. Map and electronic publication are one package, as they present the same data but for different audiences, in the virtual and physical world of the museums. 

“With the map and publication, we wanted to consolidate available data on accessible museum services and inclusive museum activities. We hope that these promotional materials will inspire other museums, galleries and archaeological sites to take the first step in increasing accessibility and inclusion in their institutions,” said the head of the regional project “Improving the accessibility of museums in the Balkans for people with disabilities”, museum advisor and historian of art from the Local Museum of Knjaževac Milena Milošević Micić.

The project is implemented in partnership with the Balkan Network of Museums, and is financed by the Embassy of the United States of America in Belgrade through the Alumni Small Grants Program.

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