Awards

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.

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • 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.

Award Categories

RESEARCH

(2 awards)

Introduction to research

Projects resulting from the degree final project or master’s final project within the framework of museums, social inclusion or culture’s universal accesibility.

GANADORAS
803.16
La Frontera de lo desconocido. Arte y salud mental: desarrollo y evaluación de un proyecto de inclusión participativa
Beatriz García Vidal (Unviersidad Complutense de Madrid), Ana de Bustos Ruiz (Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas), Paloma Muñoz-Campos García (Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas) y Eloísa Pérez Santos (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Research projects

Projects resulting from doctoral theses or researcher programs within the framework of museums, social inclusion or culture’s universal accesibility.

GANADORES
802.01
Cultura accesible en el MVCA - Nuevas tecnologías para personas con discapacidad intelectual
Teresa Alba Rodríguez (Universidad de Málaga) and Manuel Romero Pérez (Museo de la Ciudad de Antequera)

BEST PRACTICES

(4 awards)

Best practices in museums and art centres

Pioneering initiatives that apply strategies of social museology, universal design and accessibility to all people within the communities around museums and art centres.

GANADORAS
802.06
Cuando el Museo vincula y vehicula en red creando nuevos espacios de encuentro. Talleres Artísticos en la Comunidad
Ángeles Miguélez Martínez (Rede Museística Provincial de Lugo) and María Cristina Alonso Barreiro (Confederación Galega de Persoas con Discapacidade)

Best practices in cities and tourist destinations

Pioneering initiatives that apply strategies of social museology, universal design and accessibility to all people within the communities in cities and tourist destinations.

GANADORA
801.18
Creando comunidad para la cultura como responsabilidad compartida entre organizaciones e instituciones públicas
Sonia Sin Villanova (Sociedad Municipal Zaragoza Cultural)

Best practices in businesses

Pioneering initiatives that apply strategies of social museology, universal design and accessibility to all people derived from business product and service design.

GANADORAS
801.15
MiméticasLab: los laboratorios de fabricación digital como lugares de investigación colectiva sobre el arte y la accesibilidad
Marga Fernández-Villaverde del Valle y Carmen Rubio García (Medialab-Prado Madrid)

Best practices in organizations and groups

Pioneering initiatives that apply strategies of social museology, universal design and accessibility to all people derived from collaboration and cooperation.

GANADORA
802.16
Club de lectura "al otro lado del espejo": Un espacio de inclusión y fomento del empleo en el ámbito no formal en el Museo de Málaga
Ana Robles Anaya (Universidad de Málaga)

21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES FOR SOCIETY

(4 awards)

International collaboration networks or among institutions

Pioneering initiatives resulting from existing collaborations between various organizations or entities at a national or international scale with the aim to research, disseminate and expand accessibility of museums to all people.

GANADORA
801.05
Buenavista Diversa. Caminos para la inclusión
Ángela García Herrera (Ayuntamiento de Buenavista del Norte)

Sustainability and interaction with the local community

Pioneering initiatives in the preservation of the natural, social and cultural sphere of the museum with the aim to research, disseminate and promote mechanisms that contribute to their study and interaction

GANADORAS
802.20
Earth, Water, Air Children meaning making: Using ceramics to give form to children’s ideas
Ellen Yates and Judith Szenasi (University of Derby)

New strategies in specific museums, museum-houses and local insitutions

Pioneering initiatives to energize and update small musueums and local cultural institutions that allow them to expand their audience and connect with the other institutions’ activities.

GANADOR
802.19
Un pequeño museo en el interior de la provincia de Castellón (Comunidad Valenciana). La Colección Museográfica Permanente de Montanejos
David Vizcaíno León (Colección Museográfica de Montanejos)

Cultural heritage preservation, protection and dissemination initiatives to all people

Pioneering initiatives to expand access and preserve cultural heritage to all people, including the inclusive tourism and entertainment realm.

GANADORA
802.12
AMIR | Refugees’ social and cultural inclusion
Chiara Damiani (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Stazione Utopia)

CANDIDACY SUBMISSION

  • 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.

CANDIDACY EVALUATION AND SELECTION CRITERIA

  • 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.

AWARDS

  • 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.

STATUTES DONATED BY: