4 Open Days Announcement in June 2021 – Creative Europe Programme for the Audience Development
Esapolis Exciting New Beginnings for Kids and Adults. The new customized Virtual Reality, App and video experience makes the museum tours more exciting for kids and adults.
The Padova Living Insects Museum, Esapolis, has reopened its doors. During the months of closure forced by the pandemic, Esapolis has renewed its activities thanks to the European project MUS.NET. (MUSeum NETwork) funded by the Creative Europe programme.
At the Open Day on June 19th, from 10 am to 5 pm the visitors can discover the new attractions for free. Starting from June 19th, three new tools are going to be available to the visitors:
– a video which tells the history, the activities, and the collections of the museum informing about Esapolis and the museums of the project network;
– a user friendly App that innovates the approach to the collections, engaging the visual, sensorial and emotional spheres of the visitors. The App is integrated with videos, comments, and photo captions to make it accessible also to visually impaired people;
– a Kids Corner equipped with the Draw Alive software that creates a magical place in which children can unleash their imagination.
MUS.NET. Open Days will be organized until April 2022. The first round of Open Days is going to take place in four different venus across the partner network in June and July 2021.
The 19th June 2021 Open Day is free. Admission is limited due to the Covid regulations. Visitors are required to reserve their visit at No. 049 8910189.
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The Openday on June 18th shall consists of four main attractons: infopoint, Draw Alive corner, creative workshops corner, pottery workshop corner.
The main Info Point is located on the stand outside the castle. It operates from 17.00 to 22.00 p.m. CET. Visitors are given general information about the mansion, the activities it carries out, and they can get information about various projects, including MUSeum NETwork. On the stand there is promotional material from all the projects included in the museum night.
The MUS.NET project Info Point located in the Carriages museum (RDK Museum) is open from 17.00 to 20.00 p.m. CET. Promotional material (flyers and t-shirts) are given to the visitors on site. Draw Alive Corner is set up in the museum with all pertinent ICT Tools (TV, speakers, Draw Alive equipment). Silhouettes and coloring material were also provided. Visitors were thus given the opportunity to test Draw Alive with all of its functions under staff supervision. In addition, independent visits and guided tours of the RDK museum (with the help of audio guide and mobile application) were made possible by the staff members. A reading of “Castle Legends” is organized for the youngest audience,.
Outside of the mansion, a pottery and creative workshops are set up 17.00 to 20.00 p.m. Visitors can make their own beaker out of clay. In addition, creative workshops offer a chance for the visitors to make their own historical map of Mansion Rakičan and its surroundings.
Coinciding with the celebration of the San Juan Festivities in Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia), the open day will be held on Friday, June 25, during the usual hours of the centre, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 pm.
It will consist of guided and free tours that will be held every half hour in which the technological innovations introduced by the Rom will be presented to improve the visitor experience and attract new audiences, with special emphasis on people with disabilities and children.
These novelties consist of an user friendly App, a ‘Kids corner’ to “learn by playing” thanks to Augmented Reality and a visitor information space, which includes a welcome video.
All of them have been implemented within the framework of the European MUS.NET project, in which the Rom participates, and whose objective is the development and segmentation of audiences to improve the visibility of small museums and attract a greater number of visitors.
This is not a traditional guided tour of the monastery. Each shift will last about 20 minutes in which the objectives of MUS.NET will be briefly explained and, above all, the three new functionalities that have been implemented thanks to this initiative: app, visitor information space and ‘Kids corner ‘.
Once this presentation is made, the objective is that visitors can visit and get to know the centre through the use of new tools.
At the end of the visit, all the people who participate will receive a souvenir gift.
The first Open Day on 9th of June 2021, takes place when the award ceremony of the “From the pocket to the head” contest is planned. The contest was announced in May and was dedicated to the school children of the region.
The idea of the contest was to combine the awareness of the local heritage knowledge with the promotion of the project. The twenty-two school children took part in the contest “From the pocket to the head” in two categories: In the first category (classes 4-6 of the primary school) was attended by 16 participants while the second category (classes from 7 to 8 of the primary school) had 6 participants.
The awards are handed out by Mariola Pruska, Director of the Museum in Lębork and by Witold Namyślak, the Mayor of Lębork. The children shall receive participation diplomas. After the reward, they shall join the planned sightseeing from the water tower, the views from the platform, watch the project video, and receive the project gadgets.