INKULT - Inclusive Cultural Heritage Sites
Cultural heritage sites offer exceptional values and qualities that should be accessible to all. However, visits to these places do not happen with the same ease for everyone. This is something that the project INKULT - Inclusive Cultural Heritage Sites wishes to change.
INKULT was funded by the Swedish governmental agency Vinnova and the project was undertaken in a partnership between Kramfors municipality, Living Cities and KMV Forum.
Making cultural heritage sites more accesible
The purpose of the project was to use a participatory approach in order to make cultural heritage sites more accessible for people with cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities.
We identified, tested, evaluated and developed various tools for participation, engagement and co-creation, to be used by actors who are responsible for managing cultural heritage sites, such as municipalities, non-governmental organizations and museums. All tools and methods are easy to use and do not require non-regular resources.
Testing tools for inclusion and accessibility
The chosen tools and methods were tested on two different cultural heritage sites in Kramfors and one in Visby. In Kramfors, the tests were performed by a non-governmental organisation, the muncipality and students with learning disabilities. In Visby, the tests were performed in cooperation with the Gotland Museum and members of the organization FUB.
Experiences and results from the tests were analyzed, and the tools then compiled in a manual for inclusive cultural heritage sites. The manual will soon be available in Swedish under "Relaterade länkar".
Uppdaterad: Sidansvarig: Karin Högström