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Erasmus+ Inclusion Training for Explainers in Museums and Science Centers

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Erasmus+ – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Nationale Agentur beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung NABiBB

Edited by

  • Dr. Lorenz Kampschulte

    Leitung Hauptabteilung Bildung

  • Dr. Laura Verbeek

    Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterinProjekt ITEMS, Bildung

Project description

The ITEMS project aims to support and accommodate marginalised and disadvantaged groups such as migrants and seniors. To achieve this, we develop a training and workshop programme that wants to customise the mediation to these groups and to increase empathy and intercultural competence of the explainers. The content is based on a collection of needs and wishes of the two target groups by interviewing organisations and individuals, as well as best practice examples from the international museum community.

Diversity in the museum

It needs more than words to truly become a “museum for everybody”. Through ITEMS, we want to convey ideas and knowledge to explainers how to better incorporate the visitors’ diverse realities of life, and how to create a direct connection between their life and the exhibitions. We want to give more attention to, for example, the wealth of experience that senior citizens possess, and the new perspectives or additional knowledge that the home culture of migrants can lend objects and content.

Evaluation and exchange

The trainings will be accompanied by an international exchange between the explainers of the project partners as well as a detailed evaluation carried out by TUM. This ensures that the knowledge gained can be tested and improved upon ‘on the floor’. The international exchange helps to broaden their horizon and allows for collecting experiences and inspirations elsewhere.

Project partners

The project in conducted in partnership with Universcience (Paris, France), MUST (Milano, Italy) and Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) and evaluated by TU Munich.

Cooperation partners

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