“Participatory practices for museums” workshop
On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, a workshop entitled Participative practices for museums was taking place at the Monfort Info Centre within the framework the ARCHES project (in cooperation with the COME-IN! project). It was attended by the representatives of museums, Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia, companies from the sphere of information technology and cultural tourism. In the morning session, the lecturers Helena Garcia-Carrizosa, Moritz Neumüller and Usha Sisodiya presented the research methodology of the ARCHES project, its general characteristics, activities and the findings regarding the support given to the physically impaired people. During the practical part of the workshop, the participants exchanged their opinions and experiences about the frequent troubles, possible solutions and adaption of museum exhibits to the physically impaired. In the afternoon, the participants became closely acquainted with the interesting technological results of the ARCHES project. Luka Tilinger and Moritz Neumüller presented a few computer applications, games and six multi-sensory reliefs made of modern materials, a kind of reinterpretation of the well-known paintings from the largest museums, which enable the physically impaired people an access and somewhat easier perception of art. Snježana Karinja, archaeological curator from the Maritime Museum Piran, acquainted the participants with the improvements made by The Maritime Museum Piran concerning the access for the physically impaired, made within the framework of the COME-IN! project. She made special mention of the reconstructed website of the Maritime Museum Piran and of promotion film "With Natalie Through the Maritime Museum".