CURABILITY in a nutshell
European cultural heritage plays an important role in building the future of Europe. As it is important to preserve it and pass it on to future generations, CURABILITY project aims to reach out to people with disabilities to improve their access to culture, as well as to current and future employees of museums, galleries, etc.
The idea behind
Access to cultural heritage is not only a basic human right, but also a fundamental strategy for enhancing and promoting cultural heritage. Cultural heritage accessibility for all is a multidisciplinary field that is not widely taught in the different European curricula. It is relevant to fields such as museology, special education, pedagogy, cultural heritage interpretation, archaeology, history, art, architecture, inclusive and universal design, and ICT. Most of them are separate disciplines that should work hand in hand when it comes to accessibility from cultural heritage, but they mostly work in isolation and do not have a common teaching practise for the needs of people with disabilities. As a result, professionals who take jobs in museums and galleries are not equipped with the knowledge and experience to make their environments more engaging and accessible.