Examples of inclusive museum practices in BiH

The Balkans Museum Network has collected some of the examples of museum work in Bosnia and Herzegovina around inclusion of disabled people. Examples differ in their scope, frequency, thematic focus, number of partners, participants and other characteristics, but all have in common heartfelt the effort and desires of museum pedagogues, currators and museum directors to work toward inclusive museum that equally welcomes everyone.

We are grateful for the opportunity to document some of the work being carried out with workshops, exhibitions and modification of museum spaces in partnership with disabled people who best know where are the barriers for their cultural participation.

All the authors acknowledge the great support they have received as members of the Balkan Museum Network with different capacity building programmes implemented in the last fifteen years by the BMN, the Foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB), with the support of Balkan Museum Access Group members and great friends and disability consultants Michèle Taylor and Diana Walters. We are also very grateful that diferent funding agencies have recognised the social and cultural impact of increased inclusion of disabled people in the Balkan museums.

The publication would not be possible without dedicated work of many people, but especially of the editor Anida Manko and the authors: Lejla Agić, Emina Čalija, Vesna Isabegović, Amar Karapuš, Mensura Mujkanović, Simo Radić, Aida Šarac and Aida Vežić.

The publication is produced as part of the project “Educational activities for children with disabilities in museums” which is financially supported by the US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read it in the publication section of the web site.

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