General Participation guidelines
The intent of this year’s MUSACCES Awards in social museology is to recognize and promote pioneering endeavors and best practices in researchers, professionals, institutions and businesses, at a national and international level, that present projects on the subject of accesibility, social inclusion and education to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities and those at high risk of social exclusion.
- University students.
- Teaching and research staff at a unviersity or academic institution offering advanced or general studies.
- Staff at museum-related institutions and art centres.
- Staff in businesses related to the realm of art and cultural heritage.
- Entrepeneurs in the field of accessibilityand social inclusion applied to the realm of art and cultural heritage.
- Only those proposals that are presented under sub-theme 8 of the call for papers, “Projects and outstanding practices in museology, accesibility or social inclusion” in poster format will be eligible for the MUSACCES Awards for Best Practices.
- The proposals can be presented in Spanish or in English.
- The projects must be presented either indidividually or in a group, and at least one participant per proposal must be registered
- Each participant can present a maximum of one individual project or two if part of a group.
- The proposals presented must fall under at least one of the proposed themes or categories.
21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES FOR SOCIETY
- Candidacies will be submitted via the online proposal submission form and must indicate the author’s intent for their project to be considered for an award.
- The judges will decide under which category or categories each project is eligible for.
- A panel of judges made up of five national and international experts will be established and announced via the conference website once all of the candidacies are received.
- Each proposal will be evaluted on the basis of:
- The objectives.
- The methodology.
- The relevance of the proposed project in relation to social needs.
- The viability and effectiveness of the measurement, evaluation and tracking mechanisms under proposal.
- The results attained, as well as their applications, if applicable.
- The judges reserve the right not to select a winner for certain awards, as well as to award secondary awards, if the quality of the received projects merit them.
- The judges’ decisión-making will not be subject to appeal.
- The awards are honorary and provide an academic-social recognition to the selected initiatives. Hence, they do not generate special privileges or an expectation of special privileges.
- Under each category an honorary award will be granted recognizing best practices and prioneering contributions within the framework of accessibility, social inclusion and education in institutions linked to art and cultural heritage.
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