Early 2020, a consortium of several EU organisations submitted an application for funding for a new Erasmus+ project: Deaf Museums in Europe. Waiting for the results of the selection process, I started to search the internet for information that would be relevant for our Deaf Museums project. It started out as something I could do in corona-times, at home, behind my computer.
It was addictive. If you take your time and search well, long, and sometimes at random, there are many things to be found: useful, interesting, beautiful, fun, or all of the above.
The Deaf Museums project WAS selected for funding, the starting date was October 1, 2020.
Deaf Museums Project
I transferred the information that I had collected on Deaf History in Europe to this site: www.deafhistory.eu.
Both sites are still very much work in progress, and I hope there will be a very active interaction between the two sites.
On the Deaf Museums website you will find information about the project.
- What did we do first, what next?
- What were our plans, what was the outcome?
- What did we learn in the process - lessons that may be valuable to others who want to start a Deaf Museum: tiny, medium-sized, or even large.
Equally important: we have the support of two Deaf Museums:
They will advise us, tell us the histories of their Museums, share what they have learned over the years.
Interesting? Yes! So visit our site, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Liesbeth Pyfers, October 2020
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