AccessCULT - Innovative Higher Education teaching contents for achieving sustainable ACCESSibility of CULTural heritage for ALL

Funder

EU - Erasmus +

Value

250,244 EUR

Project team

Collaborators

The consortium consist of 9 partners from 5 EU countries, covering Southern, Middle Northern and Western Europe.

  • University of Burgos, Spain: (Lead)
  • INFAD, Spain
  • Univerza V Ljubljani, Slovenia
  • INUK, Slovenia
  • Klaipedos Universitetas, Lithuania
  • The History Museum of Lithuania
  • Culture Coventry, UK
  • Istituto dei Sordi di Torino, Italy

Duration of project

September 2020 - February 2023 (30 months)

Project overview

AccessCULT seeks to improve the accessibility of cultural heritage across Europe through the exchange of good practice. The project will develop, implement, test, and promote innovative multidisciplinary, learning content targeted at students as future experts, and existing cultural workers.

The consortium will develop and pilot a 6-month HE study programme "Accessible cultural heritage for All" for students being enrolled in relevant study programmes e.g. museology, heritology, history, archaeology, ethnology, ethnological museology, history of arts, special education, universal design etc.

The project will also prepare a short intensive online training course for existing cultural workers. This will provide teaching and learning materials with easy to access contents and exercises in 5 partner languages (EN, ES, SI, LT, IT).

Project objectives

The projects aims to:

  • to help museums to have a greater understanding of the needs of visitors with disabilities and implement necessary changes and improvements in the environment and in attitude;
  • to share best practices in improving skills and competences of cultural institutions and students to work with visitors with disabilities in order to improve their access to cultural heritage;
  • to put forward innovative accessibility solutions which allow all visitors to fully enjoy cultural and historical heritage;
  • to develop pilot projects that can serve as an inspiration for other foundations, local authorities and stakeholders

Impact statements

Through education and training the project will provide knowledge, skills and competencies to enable cultural workers in museums and galleries to respond to the needs of visitors with wide ranging capabilities and ensure they are able to access, enjoy and benefit fully from rich cultural heritage.

 

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