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In the last five years, the Typhlological Museum has created prerequisites for its affirmation, in accordance with the new museum tendencies, and with the intention to be to the benefit of the disabled people.
By defining our mission statement we have contributed in creating the concept of the museum and opening the permanent exhibition for which the Museum has received positive evaluations by different experts. Our efforts and the need to modernize the Museum were recognized and a financial support by the Ministry of Culture followed. A new permanent exhibition is being organized by joint efforts of all qualified personnel of the Museum as well as by selfless hard work of other employees. As the finalization of the adaptation and reconstruction of the Museum is in process, we have started working on the new exhibition for the public, the opening of which is scheduled for the end of 2007 – the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
The areas we are planning to specially develop in the future are: communication with the public, development of an evaluation system for the programmes and services provided by the museum, high-quality promotion activities, continuous education of our employees, establishment of a network of associates, thus ensuring a strong relation between the institution and its users as well as raising awareness about people with special needs and their importance for carrying out our programmes.
The Typhlological Museum is one of the rare special museums in Europe dealing with the problems of disabled persons, especially of the visually impaired. One of the ways out into the world is definitely this website, compatible with the new visual identity of the Museum. We plan to further perfect and enrich the webpage by creating a virtual museum, alongside the existing traditional one.
We hope you will be able to find all the information you need on our website. We also hope you will visit the Museum and support our message of humanity, good intentions and appreciation of differences.