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Organizing Committee
Vassilis Argyropoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Magda Nikolaraizi, University of Thessaly, Greece
Sofia Chamonikolaou, University of Thessaly, Greece
Charikleia Kanari, University of Thessaly, Greece
Student Volunteer Group- University of Thessaly
Maria Papazafiri (person in charge for the student volunteer group)
Alexandra Chatzidou, Lina Dela, Dimitra Katsika, Georgia Katsika, Eleftheria Koutsivou, Eftychia Gkagkatsa, Dimitra Nakou, Kalliopi Papadonta, Nikoleta Savvidou, Triantafyllina Topalidou, Anastasia Tyraidi, Vasiliki Tsiogka
The present project entitled “BaGMIVI: Bridging the Gap between Museums and Individuals with Visual Impairments” (Project Agreement Number 2014-1-EL01-KA200-001631) is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and co-ordinated by the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).
BaGMIVI Consortium PROJECT COORDINATOR: UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY,
GREECE
SOFIA UNIVERSITY
"St. KLIMENT OHRIDSKI”,
BULGARIA
BABES-BOLYAI UNIVERSITY, ROMANIA
EOTVOS LORAND UNIVERISTY, HUNGARY
BULGARIAN ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION OF PEOPLE WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES-EUROPEAN REGION, NETHERLANDS
EUROPEAN BLIND UNION, FRANCE
NICHOLAS AND DOLLY GOULANDRIS FOUNDATION, MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART, GREECE
RAKURSI ART GALLERY, BULGARIA
TRANSYLVANIAN MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY, ROMANIA
THE KING SAINT STEPHAN MUSEUM, HUNGARY
DB-DATABANK S.A, GREECE

Programme

VENUE: Auditorium KORDATOS, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Thursday 18 May 2017
9:30-12:30
Registration
10:00-10:30
Opening Ceremony - Welcome
Prof. Georgios Petrakos, Rector of the University of Thessaly, Greece
Dr. Vassilis Argyropoulos, Coordinator of the BaGMIVI project, University of Thessaly, Greece
10:30-11:30
Security is questionable in motivation
Keynote speaker: Prof. Charles Shoniregun, University of East London, UK
11:30-12:00
Coffee break
12:00-12:30
The blues we loved
Blues ballads inspired from traditional African music (gospels). The Musical Ensembles of the University of Thessaly, Greece Ms. Maria Thoidou, Manager of the Musical Groups of the University of Thessaly, Greece
Mr. Dimitris Demiris, Facilitator, Acoustic Guitar
12:30-13:00
Access culture without risks
Dr. Vassilis Argyropoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
13:00-14:30
Lunch break
14:30-15:00
Palpable Outcomes of BaGMIVI Project in Hungary
Ms. Krisztina Kovács, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
15:00-15:30
Commitment of educational and cultural institutions with the access to art of the visually impaired in Bulgaria
Prof. D.SC. Vladimir Radoulov, Bulgarian Association for Education of Visually Impaired Children
Dr. Margarita Tomova, Sofia University
“St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
15:30-16:00
Quality of life for people with visual impairment - accessibility and networks through the BAGMIVI project
Dr. Andrea Hathazi, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
16:00-16:30
Promote strategic partnerships between museums and schools: the case of the BaGMIVI project
Dr. Vassilis Argyropoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Dr. Charikleia Kanari, University of Thessaly, Greece
Ms. Sofia Chamonikolaou, University of Thessaly, Greece
16:30-17:30
Overall Discussion
18:00
Dinner for Invited and Keynote Speakers
 
Friday 19 May 2017
9:00-11:00
Registration
9:30-10:30
Yes! Let’s visit a museum: Overcoming exclusion through inclusive practices
Keynote speaker: Ms. Maria Kyriakou, European Blind Union, France
10:30-11:00
Coffee break
11:00-11:30
Tactile exhibition and museum activities for people who are visually impaired
Mr. Tudor Alexandru Sălăgean, The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, Romania
11:30-12:00
Visible and invisible results of the program
Ms. Erzsébet Szűcs, The King Saint Stephan Museum, Hungary
12:00-12:30
Visually Impaired Students' Communication with Art
Ms. Rumyana Yoneva, Rakursi Gallery, Bulgaria
12:30-13:00
Close your eyes. The Cyclades through touch
Ms. Eleni Markou, Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris Foundation Museum of Cycladic Art, Greece
13:00-13:30
Archeological Sites and blind guides: Utopia or reality?
Mr. Theodoros Konstas, Panhellenic Association of the Blind, Greece
Ms. Panagiota Panou, Panhellenic Association of the Blind, Greece
13:30-14:00
Closing Ceremony
Saturday 20 May 2017
9:30
Post Conference Tour for Invited & Keynote Speakers