In the next 12 months (July 2019 – June 2020) the Balkan Museum Network will implement the project “Tinkering and Making for Human Rights – improving cultural participation of children with disabilities” in partnership with the CIty Museum in Zenica and Museum of Herzegovina Trebinje, focusing on developing, documenting and evaluating inclusive educational workshops. The museum educators from the CIty Museum in Zenica and Museum of Herzegovina Trebinje will implement six (6) hands-on, inclusive workshops for children with disabilities and young people. The workshops will use traditional techniques (weaving, felt production and painting on textile) to teach children human rights of people with disability. Project results will be shared with museum educators from other BH museums, as well as with the local schools and associations of citizens, in the final event scheduled for summer 2020.
The project goal is to improve the inclusion of children with disabilities in the cultural life in Zenica and Trebinje, and to set examples for other museums. This will be achieved by creating transferable educational activities for young people with disabilities that will support continuous educational programs in museums. The project will be developed in partnership with associations of persons with disabilities, social workers, primary school pedagogues, speech therapist and other stakeholders on both local and regional level to insure its effects and that it is rooted in local partnership. The Balkan Museum Network is dedicated to making museums more accessible and inclusive to all individuals and groups based on the social model of disability.
The funding for the project “Tinkering and Making for Human Rights – improving cultural participation of children with disabilities” is provided by the United States Government through the United States Embassy Bosnia and Herzegovina.