ReInHerit Webinar – Museum strategy for people with visual and hearing impairments

  • 19th May 2023 from 3:00-4:00 pm CET
  • Facilitated by Nefeli Bantela and Eleni Markou from the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece
  • Free Registration is open until 18th May 2023 (3 pm) ** HERE **
  • The online webinar is limited to 50 participants on a first come, first serve basis. The webinar will be recorded and the recording video will be available in the resources section.

ReinHerit Webinars are aimed at cultural heritage professionals. They will consist of a how to guide for small and medium-sized museum and cultural heritage organizations that documents processes, provides instruction, technical requirements and best practices for co-creation and collaboration between museums and cultural heritage institutions.

The Webinars are organised in the context of the  Horizon2020 ReInHerit project, that aspires to disrupt the current status quo of communication, collaboration and innovation exchange between museums and cultural heritage sites, in a sense that it will connect cultural heritage collections and sites, and present Europe’s tangible and intangible heritage to citizens and tourists in their wider historical and geographical contexts. The ReInHerit project is proposing an innovative model of sustainable heritage management, through which a dynamic network will be born; this network comprises cultural heritage professionals, innovation and cultural heritage solution tech experts, researchers, national museums, regional and local museums, and representative managers of Heritage Label sites. 

About this webinar:

This webinar aims at presenting the main strategy for inclusion and accessibility to museum collections for the hearing and visually impaired. Following the museum’s participation in European research programmes and the close collaboration of the department of Educational and Community programmes with associations of people with hearing and visual impairments, the museum has designed and implemented an inclusive strategy which is dynamic and constantly updated to cater to new research and audience needs. The webinar focuses on the case study of the programme “In touch with the Cycladic Civilisation” with examples of inclusive strategies, the development of a mobile showcase for a tactile experience of museum exhibits for the visually impaired as well as sign language use in the museum context


Nefeli Bantela has studied English and Greek Language and Literature at the University of Athens. She holds a Master’s degree in Translation Studies with specialization in Language Technologies from the University of Birmingham, UK. She has received a certification in Digital Marketing and Social Media from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She has worked as a trainee translator with specialization in legal and political texts at the Council of the European Union in Brussels. She is an experienced Researcher/Project Manager in the field of development and implementation of EU-funded projects with focus on cultural heritage management, communication, entrepreneurship, vocational training as well as formal and informal education. She is a certified translator and copywriter. Since 2021, she works as coordinator of EU projects at the Museum of Cycladic Art. 

Eleni Markou studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens and holds an MA in Museology. Since 2002, she has worked at the Museum of Cycladic Art as Head of Educational Programmes. She has organized programs for primary and secondary schools, authored or co-authored books for kids and teachers, and participated in the organization of conferences and seminars. She has given papers in several conferences on museum education. She has participated in research programmes, which aim at increasing accessibility to museums for people with reduced or no vision.

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