Online meeting II

How we keep in touch during the COVID-19 crisis 

In order to keep in touch during these strange times we organized a second digital meeting on the 1st of June 2021. All partners were present. Poland, Belgium, Finland and Spain prepared a presentation concerning relevant developments in their organizations. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the presentation of the Netherlands has been postponed to a later date.

Poland: ‘Głusza – participatory exhibition
The idea for the exhibition and accompanying program “Głusza” was brought to life due to the need of undertaking a dialogue between people with normal hearing and Deaf people. The multi-language narrative on the meaning of language in a multi-cultural world is the key to thinking about the identity, diversity and tolerance. The purpose of the exhibition is to bring closer the culture of a cultural and language minority of the Deaf and taking up the subject of the importance of communication which in the modern world can become either a place of integration or exclusion.
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Belgium: ‘Inclusive Museums article Histories
During the internship of Zoë Hendrickx at Histories, one of het tasks was to find ‘best practices’ in Flanders and Brussels. She interviewed heritage volunteers with a distance to the labour market and their coordinators. It resulted in an inspiring and motivating article with 18 best practices. The main finding is that it is not a charity, both volunteers as heritage organisations benefit as long as the heritage organisation provides enough personal guidance and support.
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Finland: ‘Citizen Science Project 2021’
– Finnish Railway Museum started this spring the citizen science project, where volunteers and the museum co-operate and volunteers participate in museum’s research and collection processes.
– Concise railway data collection and research projects are carried out with volunteers, utilizing the methods of crowdsourcing and digital platforms.
– Civic research, virtual platforms and remote connections provide an opportunity to record and participate in the activities of the specialty throughout Finland.
– The information and material collected by civic researchers can be used to enrich and supplement the museum’s existing material and to produce completely new information in the field.
– Volunteers can learn new things about museum work, cultural history, about the national responsibility museum in general, share their ideas and knowledge and to do socially valuable work on the preservation of cultural heritage.
– Ongoing sub-projects at the moment are Instagram photo challenge, citizen science project with supplementing missing information for old railway photographs and voluntary photography project.
– Successful experiences of this project can be applied to the museum’s future working methods.
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Spain: ‘New Erasmus+ project “WAAT”
We share information about our countries regarding corona times in our institutions and how it is affecting the way we involve our students in Cepa de Olmedo. Cepa de Olmedo has shared the presentation of their new Erasmus Plus project “WAAT” which is running from December 2020 for 18 months.