The National Museum in Krakow takes part in the project European Territories of Culture, co-funded under the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme – Grundtvig Partnership Projects.
The partner institutions are:
- Društvo Vita from Slovenia;
- Saint Lazarus Centre for People with Special Needs from Cyprus;
- Sosyal Yardımlaşma ve Dayanışma Vakfı from Turkey;
- Outside In Pathway from Great Britain.
The first half of 2014 saw the completion of the first part of the project: Muzeum? Kontakt!
For five months, from February to June, workshops were held for people with mild and moderate intellectual disability. Each month, selected departments of the National Museum in Krakow hosted workshops which introduced the participants to non-verbal means of communication. We discussed icons that are written (Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace), sounds hidden in objects (Gallery of Decorative Art, Main Building), body language and emotions (EUROPEUM Centre for European Culture), the meaning of colours (Jan Matejko House), and the meaning of long-forgotten signs which were recently reinterpreted (Gallery of Ancient Art).
In September, a meeting attended by representatives of all partner institutions was held in Krakow. Our international group toured the city and visited selected departments of NMK.
Since that month, art and theatre workshops have been held as part of the new series Słowo/Obraz/Europa [Word/Image/Europe]. They are attended by residents of the Centre for People with Special Needs in Skawina. Blog of project European Territories of Culture
Workshop hosts: Grażyna Szarugiewicz, Katarzyna Maziarz, Łukasz Zych.
The Project Team: Anna Walczyk (coordinator), Marta Graczyńska, Katarzyna Szczygieł, Agnieszka Fluder.