A Touch of Art

“National Institute and Museums – Bitola” invites you to the international webinar “A Touch of Art – the inclusion of visually impaired and blind people in museums” which will be held on 21 Jan 12021 in the period from 10:00 to 12:00, via the Zoom platform. The event consists of

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Tactile Exhibition travels from Northern Macedonia to Serbia

At the National Museum of Leskovac, on December 24, 2019, visiting tactile exhibition from the collection of the National Institute and the Bitola Museum, Republic of Northern Macedonia, opened. The exhibition shows 20 tactile images of objects from the rich collections of the Museum in Bitola, as well as tactile

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Fifth member museum conducts Access Survey

The Archeological Museum of the Republic of North Macedonia is the fifth member of the BMN to undergo the process of access survey. Two access consultants from BMAG (Bakan Museums Access Group) Irena Ruzin and Milena Milosevic Micic conducted a field visit to the museum interviewing the management and the

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Accessible museum web site and catalogue in Braille

The National Museum of Secret Surveillance: “House of Leaves” has improved the services of the museum for disabled people, especially for visually impaired visitors. The official website of the museum was made readable for the blind people with the assistance of IT experts. New multimedia content is produced and published

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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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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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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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