International scientific conference

A culture of diversity: Underrepresented and vulnerable groups in a museum environment

Online, 15. – 17. listopada 2020.

Najava konferencije
Conference announcement


Taking into account current epidemiological situation and instructions from authorities about ensuring appropriate hygienic conditions and especially the potential health hazards of the participants we have decided that the conference will be held online via the zoom platform, at a time previously agreed.

Consequently, the registration fee for all participants will be reduced by 50%, so for participants with a presentation will be 150 HRK and without a presentation 250 HRK.. The deadline for payment of the registration fee has been extended to September 6, 2020. 


The Typhlological Museum is a specialized museum, whose name derives from the Greek words "typhlos" (blind) and "logos" (utterance, speech, thought). It is a state-owned public institution that collects, preserves, studies, documents and communicates tangible and intangible materials related to people with disabilities, with a focus on visually impaired people. Through its activities, the Museum seeks to inform the public about the problems of persons with disabilities, as well as with the work of experts and institutions that are stakeholders in wider social issues. It points to their existence and attempts to influence the tackling of current problems they encounter. Our intention is for the Typhlological Museum to be a space where we can exchange experiences and offer examples of good practice, as well as to be a place to discuss topics of interest to the community in which we live.


  • Legislation related to the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities and protection of social rights for vulnerable groups
  • Underrepresented and vulnerable groups: needs and opportunities
  • Accessibility of cultural institutions: museum as a space of opportunity
  • The role and mission of museums in contemporary society

The aims of the conference

Opening of museums according to the needs of underrepresented and vulnerable groups and raising awareness among stakeholders of the community of cultural and heritage institutions about the need to adapt access points to these institutions, as well as to tailor museum content to persons with disabilities and people with different needs.

Important dates

Applications and abstracts submission:1 May 2020 1 July 2020
Notice of acceptance of abstracts:15 May 2020  15 July 2020
Registration fee:1 September 2020 6 September 2020
Submission of works in full:31 December 2020

About the conference

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Tiflološki muzej

Augusta Šenoe 34, Zagreb, Croatia


+385 1 4811 101

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