On 10 February the COME-IN! project participated in the celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, organised by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Site and Municipality of Pompei.

The first event  - celebrating the year of culture - focused on the accessibility to cultural heritage for all. Italian and European experts representing best practices in the field of accessibility gathered in Pompei for a seminar to discuss how accessibility presented a benefit for everybody. Although a change of perspective is needed, there are still existing and advanced experiences in this field that all cultural operators could benefit from, and the COME-IN! project is one of them.
The COME-IN! guidelines and handbook for training operators are real tools that many other cultural sites could use to improve their accessibility.

The COME-IN! representatives also had a chance to visit the new accessible itinerary “Pompei for All”, developed by the Pompei Archaeological site, which was launched that morning before representatives of European, Italian and local authorities.
  • Programme available HERE.
  • For more information visit the website (Italian version only) HERE
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The project COME-IN! (Cooperating for Open access to Museums – towards a widEr INclusion) is funded under the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme and aims at enhancing the CE cultural heritage, increasing the capacities of small and medium-sized museums, by making them accessible to a wider public of people with different kinds of disabilities. The Central European Initiative – Executive Secretariat, in its capacity as Lead Partner, coordinates a multifaceted network of 14 Museums, disability associations, academic representatives, training institutions and policy-makers from the Central Europe area.





 

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