This May saw a return to travelling for the reCreating Europe project, as project partners headed to Italy for the first of two GLAM @ Home workshops – ‘Open Up Museums! Prospects and Challenges of Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion’, organised as a collaboration between projects DANCING, inDICEs. A valley enclosed on all sides by looming mountains is not the most obvious setting for a workshop which focuses on ‘openness’ – but the surroundings gave a dramatic backdrop to the two-day workshop which took place in Trento and Rovereto on the 26-27 May, 2022. The aim of the event was to explore key issues and tools to promote openness in the cultural sector, between law and practice. The full programme consisted of four panels, two keynote speeches, two guided museum tours and one training session. In between, participants enjoyed the superb hospitality of the two host museums – MuSe (Trento) and Mart (Rovereto).
The below report summarises the content of the two-day workshop, and is interspersed with the thoughts of speakers and attendees who were asked to reflect on the question – ‘What does an ’open museum’ mean to you’?
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