Open Up Museums! Prospects and challenges of Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion

Organizers: reCreating Europe, DANCING, inDICEs, with the collaboration of museums MuSe and Mart

Venues: MuSe (Trento) and Mart (Rovereto)

Registration: Register here

(Deadline: 18 May 2022, 23:59)

reCreating Europe – in collaboration with projects DANCING, inDICEs, and museums MuSe (Museo delle Scienze, Trento) and Mart (Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto)  – presents a two-day itinerary workshop on 26-27 May 2022 to explore key issues and tools to promote openness in the cultural sector between law and practice.

Accessible event programme

Event poster


Day 1 – 26 May 2022
MuSe – Museo delle Scienze
Corso del Lavoro e della Scienza 3, 38122 – Trento

09.00-09.40 — Registration

09.40-09.50 — Welcome: Patrizia Famà (MuSe)

09.50-10.00 —  Opening remarks: Roberto Caso (University of Trento)

10.00-11.15 — Panel 1  “Museums, intellectual property, and access to culture”

Chaired by Giulia Dore (University of Trento)

With Kristina Pretrasova (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) – Collaborative making – connecting art education to cultural heritage collections as policy towards open
Marta Arisi (University of Trento) – Open Data and cultural establishments: a regulatory overview
Barbara Pasa (University of Venice Iuav) – Reproduction, reuse and open access
Fiona Macmillan (Birkbeck College, University of London) – Regulating Communities: Strategies for an Open Museum Sector
Konrad Gliściński (Jagiellonian University/Centrum Cyfrowe) – Who should adjust to whom? Public mission of cultural heritage institutions and copyright

11.15-11.45 — Coffee break

11.45-13.00 — Panel 2 “Barriers to access to digital culture for vulnerable groups, inclusivity and the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty”

Chaired by Lorenzo Beltrame (University of Trento)

Delia Ferri and Katie Donnellan (Maynooth University) – Barriers to access digital cultural content: Experiences of Vulnerable Groups
Giulia Rossello (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) – Access to printed material for people with visual impairments and the Marrakesh Treaty: Evidence from the ReCreating Europe survey
Sofie Taes (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) – ‘Is this me? Unheard, unseen, misrepresented: a community-driven approach to more expressive and inclusive digital heritage collections
Federica Facchetti and Alessia Fassone (Museo Egizio) –  Museo Egizio: In and Out

13.00-14.30 — Lunch break

14.30-16.30 — Training session on legal and practical aspects related to digitisation (in Italian)
Run by Giulia Dore, Tatsiana Yankelevich and Marta Arisis (reCreating Europe), Maria Tartari (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Francesca Manfredini (European Fashion Heritage Association) and Nadia Nadesan (Platoniq)

Aimed at museum personnel/staff. Booking is required upon registration. Maximum 40 participants

16.30-18.00 — Museum guided visit

Booking required upon registration. Maximum 30 participants (2 groups)


Day 2 – 27 May 2022
Mart – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
Corso Bettini 43, 38068 – Rovereto (TN)

09.10-09.30 — Registration

09.30-09.40 — Welcome: Sara Di Giorgio (Ministero della Cultura – Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le Informazioni Bibliografiche)

09.40-10.00 — Keynote: Aldo Grassini, President of Museo Omero

10.00-11.20 — Panel 3 “Fostering accessibility for persons with disabilities in cultural organisations: legal tools, experiences and best practices”

Chaired by Delia Ferri (Maynooth University)

Léa Urzel (Maynooth University) – Realising the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities: the CRPD as Main Legal Tool
Ann Leahy (Maynooth University) – Barriers, Facilitators and Best Practices in Access to Culture: Views of Organisations of People with Disabilities in Europe
Delia Ferri (Maynooth University) – The Role of EU Law in Advancing Accessibility of Culture for Persons with Disabilities
Ginevra Niccolucci (PRISMA) – Accessibility: Methodologies and Technological Solutions. The Museo4U Case
Katia Franzoso and Romana Scandolari (MuSe) – Making museums accessible: best practices from MUSE
Carlo Tamanini and Ornella Dossi (Mart) – – Accessibility and Inclusion Experiences in Mart

11.20-11.50 — Coffee break

11.50-12.10 — Keynote: James Bradburne, Director of Pinacoteca Brera

12.10-13.30 — Panel 4 ”Inhabiting culture: digitisation, copyright and creativity in placemaking”

Chaired by Marta Iljadica (Glasgow University, CREATe)

Maria Della Lucia (University of Trento) – Giving places new life blending culture, creativity and tourism
Massimo Rospocher (Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Italian-German Historical Institute) – Giving places new life blending culture, creativity and tourism
Umberto Cecchinato (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) – Hidden Cities and Hidden Trento: Rediscovering the Renaissance City Using mobile app Technologies
Aleksandra Janus (Centrum Cyfrowe) – Value and impact of digital cultural heritage: communities, places, identities
István Harkai (Szeged University) – Preservation of Video Games as Cultural Heritage in the Light of CDSM Directive with Link to Placemaking
Francisco Duque Lima (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre for IT&IP Law) – What happens in Vegas, stays online: livestreaming, digital urban exploration and copyright

13.30-15.00 — Lunch break

15.00-16.45 — Sensory experience “Tactile path” (in Italian)

Led by Ornella Dossi (Mart)

Booking required upon registration. Maximum 20 participants

16.45-18.15 — Museum guided visit (in Italian and English)

Booking required upon registration. Maximum 60 participants

Registration and attendance

Registration is open to all interested parties, including professionals, students and the general public.

Attendance is free of charge – registration is required. Maximum capacity of 100 participants for panels, different capacity for training sessions and museum guided visits (see programme above).

Should you have difficulties registering using the Eventbrite registration page please contact Rosie Allison at You can indicate during registration if you require any special assistance to attend the event, but you can also contact to inform the organisers of any other accommodations necessary to enable your participation.

Contact persons for the scientific committee

Roberto Caso, Giulia Dore, Marta Arisi

The organising projects have received funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (grant agreements No. 870626, 870792, 864182)