The Museum of Special Education in Levoča is the only one in Central Europe with its focus. The Minister of Education appreciated it on the occasion of the Feast of the Museums.
The minister of Education, Branislav Gröhling, expressed support for the activities that allow children and young people with health disabilities to explore the world. The minister visited the Museum of Special Education on the occasion of International Museum Day. He underlined the importance of the activities of this unique institution. The museum is exceptional in its focus.
“We are the only museum in Central Europe with a focus on special education and training to map all four elemental fields of disabilities. It means blindness, deafness, mental and physical disability, ” said on the sidelines, Štefánia Petreková, head of the Museum of Special Education in Levoča.
May 18 has been celebrated as International Museum Day since 1977, as she added. Of course, it has been recognized by the International Council of Museums ICOM, too. It is also of their interest to attract as many visitors to museums as possible in this form and to offer them, in particular, what is unavailable during casual days.
Gröhling mentioned that we come to the museum to get to know the world. The Museum of Special Education helps to identify people who are disabled. He also pointed out that those who are non-disabled have, in a way, a great gift. On the other hand, it is important to support activities that help educate children and young people with special needs and motivate them to the form of education offered by the interactive museum.
“The Museum of Special Education in Levoča is accessible to all: children and adults, people who are disabled, the general and professional public. It is an interactive, playful space. It is a space of experience, dialogue and cooperation with volunteers, communities, and with the third sector “, concluded Petreková.
The minister of Education visited the Museum of Special Education in Levoča on Friday, May 15, 2020.