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In an age where digital experiences often outpace physical ones, the treasures of our past — found in museums, galleries, libraries, and other heritage sites — face the challenge of remaining relevant and accessible. These custodians of culture play a crucial role in preserving our collective history, yet many find

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Share your journey of creating inclusive museum experiences

CALL FOR ARTICLES PUBLICATION “INCLUSION IN THE BALKAN MUSEUMS: THE COLLECTION OF BEST PRACTICES” The Balkan Museum Network is preparing a publication titled “Inclusion in the Balkan Museum: the Collection of Best Practices”. The aims of the publication are: (1) to promote inclusive museum practices, especially those that use new

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Recording of the Webinar on “Metadata in Museum’s Collections”

Webinar on “Metadata in Museum’s Collections” that was held on February 13, 2024, provided an in-depth exploration of the critical role of metadata and descriptions in the management of museum collections and artifacts. The session illuminated how metadata serves as the backbone for organizing, preserving, and interpreting museum items, acting

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Webinar: Metadata in museum collections

Do you know what the objectives of the European project SHIFT are? Would you like to understand the importance of metadata and descriptions in managing museum collections and artifacts? Are you using the Omeka and Omeka S platforms? What strategies exist for the effective digital cataloging of collections and sub-collections?

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Enhancing Museum Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: A Comprehensive Bibliography

In an effort to explore the needs of visually impaired individuals in the museum context, the “Balkan Museum Network” has spearheaded the introductory step of the International Project SHIFT. Thanks to Aida Šarac Berbić a bibliography that delves into published works focusing on the integration of digital technologies to enhance

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SHIFT Consortium meets stakeholders and reviews use cases

The SHIFT Consortium held its second in-person meeting earlier this month in Knjaževac, Serbia. The thirteen consortium partners were hosted on 15th – 16th June by the Homeland Museum of Knjaževac, part of the Balkan Museum Network. “We had a great opportunity to take stock of all the progress that

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Increase of accessibility of Museum contents and meanings for persons with disabilities (PwDs) by using Digital Technologies – analysis of questionnaire results

During the second half of March 2023, Balkan Museum Network (BMN) conducted a survey to determine how many members use digital technologies (DT) to increase accessibility for socially vulnerable groups of people with disabilities. Ten member museums have filled out the online questionnaire which was designed and analysed by Aida

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SHIFT has started on Oct 1

We are happy to inform you that BMN is one of the partners in a three year project titled SHIFT – «MetamorphoSis of cultural Heritage Into augmented hypermedia assets For enhanced accessibiliTy and inclusion” led by the SOFTWARE IMAGINATION & VISION SRL from Romania and funded through Horizon EU program.

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