FROM INSTITUTIONS TO PEOPLE 2
The Museum of Madness has established itself as a focal point for the conversation about mental health and madness, topics that are often marginalised from everyday contexts. .
The Museum of Madness has established itself as a focal point for the conversation about mental health and madness, topics that are often marginalised from everyday contexts. Talking about people with long-term mental health problems is still taboo, people are marginalised, socially excluded, invisible and unheard. In Slovenian society there is a strong belief that they are still quite well cared for behind institutional walls and that deinstitutionalisation is a utopia. In the project From Institutions to People 2, we will work intensively on expanding the network of visitors, with the aim of using the Museum of Madness as a historical example to learn why placing people in long-term care institutions harms people, communities and society. We will pay special attention to young people (students of different disciplines, high school students), lecturers, professionals from various public services and NGOs and other support services in long-term care).
We will collect testimonies from people with experience of living in an institution and/or psychiatry. We will complement the exhibition Endless Lawns of Madness with tactile elements in one part to make it more accessible to sensory disabled visitors, in an effort to be inclusive and to find solutions that make culture and cultural heritage more accessible.
Contact person: Darja Farasin,
telefon: 031 238 877
Project duration: 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024
Financier: Active Citizens Fund Programme in Slovenia (through EEA and Norway Grants))
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