The COME-IN! Project Partners met in Piran on 10-11 April on the occasion of the 2nd Steering Committee meeting in order to exchange views on two important documents: the Report on accessibility to culture for all users in Central Europe and the COME-IN! Guidelines, a set of rules, technical requirements and legal references allowing open access to collections and exhibitions in small and medium-sized museums.

Both draft documents have been revised by the consortium and will be approved and made public in mid-May. In addition, partners agreed upon the promotion of the Guidelines, first of all at European level, through a transnational conference in Brussels on 8 June 2017 and at national level in July 2017. The conference foresees the participation of important EU-level stakeholders who will discuss issues related to accessibility to culture and tourism with COME-IN! Partners during a round-table.

Finally, museums involved in the project presented their own pilot actions, which will be implemented to improve their accessibility. Following their completion, launching events will be organised, i.e., accessible exhibitions that will be tested for the following six months.

The testing results will be used to revise the COME-IN! Guidelines, taking into account actual user needs and opinions.

The meeting included a visit to the Maritime Museum “Sergej Masera” in Piran, where partners analysed the current state-of-the-art in terms of accessibility and discussed various solutions to be adopted for making sure all users enjoy the exhibited artefacts.

For more information: marconato@cei.int


 

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