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Erasmus+ project Towards a Multisensory and Inclusive Museum for Individuals with Sensory Disabilities

KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, KA202 - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Acronym: ToMIMEUs

Code of the project: 2019-1-RO01-KA202-063245

Period: 1.11.2019 - 31.08.2021

The Erasmus+ Tomimeus project refers to issues of access to museums for individuals with sensory disabilities based on the principles of Universal Design and Universal Design of Learning and the values of the inclusive education and the fundamental right of all people for access to cultural heritage. The need for cross disciplinary work and interagency partnerships is the basis of the proposed project, which aims to promote a multisensory and inclusive museum for individuals with sensory disabilities.
ToMiMEUs project aims to address the following objectives:

  • To enable museum staff becomes aware and update their knowledge about the barriers in museums for individuals with sensory disabilities and the techniques including new technologies that can enhance their access and inclusion to museums.
  • To create learning, cultural and social opportunities for individuals with sensory disabilities as well as within groups with and without disabilities in museums.
  • To promote the collaboration between museums and universities.
  • To point out the best practices and guidelines for the development of an accessible, multisensory and inclusive museum for visitors with sensory disabilities

Coordinator: Muzeul Etnografic al Transilvaniei, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Partner institutions

  • Universitatea Babes-Bolyai Romania
  • Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris Foundation Museum of Cycladic Art, Museum of
  • Cycladic Art, Greece
  • Panepistimio Thessalias, Greece
  • Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE University), Hungary
  • S.C. Atomo Ro S.R.L. Romania
  • Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey 
  • TCDD 1st Regional Directorate, Turkey
  • Udruzenje Balkanska mreza muzeja / Association Balkan Museum Network, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hagyományok Háza,  Hungary

Intellectual outputs

  • 1) A report on scoping regarding the need’s assessment study and literature review on accessibility in museums and people with sensory disabilities (vision and hearing) and examples of best practices in policy, practice and programmes in each country.
  • 2) The Project platform (portal) which will enable dissemination of public information and it will also act as a central point for partners’ collaboration throughout the project’s life, enabling information exchange of documents.
  • 3) A joint training material for professional development which will be based on the Scoping and the implementation of training material into the format of workshops.
  • 4) The adapted learning experiences through the creation of resources and social scenarios and stories for the development of activities and as well as collecting feed-back from children. 
  • 5) The inclusive learning experiences with the creation of activities for children with and without disabilities and videos that highlight the added value of interaction, adapted materials and development of inclusive activities. 
  • 6) A guide of best practices of differentiated and multisensory museum content and inclusive practices.
  • 7) A Dissemination Action Plan and Exploitation, Recommendations for policy makers and decision actors 

 

 

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