The WCM has continued to implement a range of activities aimed at increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities. Most recently, these activities revolved around holding inclusive workshops, attending specialized trainings, and enhancing visiting experience for persons with disabilities through tactile images, exhibit replicas, and stories printed in Braille.
The impact of this project, supported by the Balkan Museum Network (BMN), and with the funding of the Headley Trust UK, was most evident during the implementation of an inclusive workshop which was held with the students from the Center for Blind and Partially Sighted Children and Youth in Sarajevo.
During the workshop, the participants had the opportunity to use the replicas, images, and printed stories to learn more about the self-portraits that make up the WCM’s collection, followed by the Museum’s educational team sharing techniques on how to create self-portraits using clay. Prior to the workshop, all staff members involved in the WCM’s educational activities attended trainings held by Aida Šarac, an artist and a museum pedagogue of the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which focused on educational activities for persons with disabilities and the integration of clay-sculpting techniques.
The project’s implementation was based on the WCM’s last year activities and new Accessibility Increase Plan, which draws on the Museum’s cooperation with Balkan Museum Access Group (BMAG) and insights of the 2021 Access Survey.