The museum has simplified access for immobile visitors and by the new exposition opened a delicate topic.
The issue of artificial insemination is topical today. The Museum of Special Education in Levoča decided not to be afraid to talk about this topic. And since the museum itself is profiled as special, it also offers a novelty with the current exhibition for people with special requirements. Immobile visitors are also welcomed, because of the stairlift installed in the museum.
The Levoča Museum of Education wants to draw attention to the importance of sexual reproduction as an important factor in maintaining biodiversity in nature through the upcoming exhibition Life from a Test Tube. At the same time, it reflects on the topic of parenting education or the risks associated with abortion. “Among other things; it thinks about the factors that cause the deterioration of the natural ability to reproduce of humans. It asks whether infections, unhealthy nutrition or unhealthy lifestyles or stress are problems with natural conception, ” says Štefánia Petreková, head of the museum.
The professional information of the exhibition is complemented by three-dimensional teaching aids. They are borrowed directly from secondary vocational schools, providing education in the given field. There are also historical museum exhibits.
We prepared accompanying events for primary and secondary school pupils and students. “Interviews with activists of the civic association Young People and Life will take place from 23 to 27 September 2019. The main topics of the discussions will be partnerships, gynecology, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections,” Petreková specifies.
The Museum of Special Education in Levoča will be part of the pan-European European Researchers’ Night event for the first time. It starts on September 27, 2019, at 15:00. An expert is part of the event. MUDr. Peter Hladký, chief physician of the Helios Sanatorium in Košice, is the guest of the discussion. The Helios Sanatorium is the center of assisted reproduction. The afternoon is intended not only for doctors but also for future mothers and the general public. The entry to the event is for free. There will be an open discussion. In case of interest, individual counseling will take place, too.
The museum cooperated with many institutes to prepare that exhibition. Namely: the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology in Liptovský Mikuláš, the Helios Sanatorium in Košice, the Secondary Medical School, and the J. Francisci-Rimavský Grammar School in Levoča. The opening of the exposition will take place on September 18, 2019, at 16:00 in the Museum of Special Education in Levoča. It will last by the end of October 2019.
“At the same time, we would like to inform visitors about another news. The museum carried out a partial debarierization of its premises in the summer. And so, we are looking forward to inviting immobile visitors to the latest exhibition to be prepared. The immobile visitors were not able to visit the museum up to now. Using a stairlift, we can take visitors who have a physical disability to the exhibition spaces, where usually short-term variable exhibitions take place,” Petreková concludes.