Nine museum professionals join Balkan Museums Access Group

Nine museum professionals join Balkan Museums Access Group

Coming from six Balkan countries, nine individuals have joined the Balkan Museums Access Group (BMAG), a permanent working group of the Balkan Museum Network. The Network is committed to increasing accessibility of museums for everyone, and especially for Deaf and disabled people.

BMAG is made of individuals who are committed to learning and putting social model of disability into daily museum practices. The first trainer’s workshop is organized in Athens (Greece). This two day workshop that will take place on February 16th & 17th will focus on building upon individual skills of BMAG member, their expectation of the professional development process. The main goal of this three year long process is to support members of BMAG to become the most effective as advocates of Disability Equality in museums in the Balkan region.

The Athens workshop is based on the disability case studies from the Region that outline how museums can become better agents of social justice. BMAG members would be working on their presentation skills and a basic coaching approach in order to be prepared them to be able to offering advice and consultancy to other museum professionals.

Members

  • Artemis Stamatelou

  • Member of the museum’s general assembly

National Historical Museum | Greece

  • Etleva Demollari

  • Head of the Educational Programs Department

National Historical Museum | Albania

  • Irena Ruzin

  • Program Director, Marketing manager and education

Institute and Museum Bitola | FYROM

  • Lejla Agić

  • Museum educator (pedagogue)

Zenica City Museum | BiH

  • Mensura Mujkanović

  • Curator historian

Museum of Tešanj | BiH

  • Milena Milošević Micić

  • Executive director, senior curator, art historian

The Homeland Museum of Knjaževac | Serbia

  • Stefanos Keramidas

  • Expert in Museology

Directorate of Museums/Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports | Greece

  • Tatjana Mijatović

  • Architect

The National Museum of BH | BiH

  • Željka Sušić

  • Museum Pedagogue Advisor

Typhlological Museum | Croatia

 

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The activities of the BMAG are funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.