World Day of People with Disabilities

World Day of People with Disabilities

Start Date:  03 Dec 2017

End Date:  10 Dec 2017

Start Date Time:  14.00

Showroom:  Permanent Εxhibition of the Museum

The Museum of Byzantine Culture participates in the celebration of 3 December, World Day of Disabled People.

The World Day of Disabled People was established in 1992 by the United Nations and aims to promote understanding on matters of disability and to mobilize people for the rights of dignity and well-being of people with disabilities. It seeks to increase the degree of integration of people with disabilities into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. Within this framework, our Museum participates with the following events:

On Sunday 3 December 2017 at 2 p.m., in cooperation with the Prefecture of Central Macedonia, our Museum will offer a free guided tour to people with disabilities through the permanent exhibition. For visually impaired people, one hour of individual tactile tour, titled “Touch and Meet Byzantium”, which includes a specially designed route and palpation of fifteen selected exhibits, made of marble and clay, will take place in six of the eleven galleries of the permanent exhibition. This is an action of our Museum, which was held in cooperation with the Centre for the Training and Rehabilitation of the Blind (K.E.A.T.), the Thessaloniki Branch and the Regional Association of Central Macedonia of the Panhellenic Association of the Blind (Π.Σ.Τ.) and is largely supported by sponsorships. It is essential to have an escort for each blind person.

On Sunday 10 December 2017 at 12.00, in the reception hall (foyer) of ​​the Museum, a concert of the choirs of the Association of Spastics of Northern Greece, of the Association of Special Education “Zoi”, of the Centre of Children’s Creative Employment “The Cycle” and of the Alzheimer’s Disease Management Unit “St. John” will take place. Entrance free.