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Senior-Friendly Museum

Senior-Friendly Museum

MOCAK is a pensioner-friendly space, and has a certificate (issued in 2011) to prove it. The Museum runs a variety of projects addressed to the elderly. These enable the target age group to acquaint themselves with the current exhibitions at MOCAK, meet the Museum’s employees and artists and create their own works.

The Museum both organises open projects addressed to the retired and works together with groups, creating long-term projects, tailor-made for the specific client group. We invite collaboration from cultural centres, Pensioners’ Clubs, Third Age Universities and other institutions and organisations.

Since November 2012, members of the Amicus Discussion Club in Krakow for retired Krakow professionals such as professors, doctors or journalists have met in MOCAK for art-related encounters. While visiting the temporary exhibitions, the participants familiarise themselves with new forms of artistic expression and find out about prominent contemporary artists. A visit to the Museum is also an opportunity for a get-together over a coffee and a shared reflection on the significance of art.

Since 2011, MOCAK has been a partner of the Culture 60+ programme, launched by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. As part of the programme, each September, the Museum runs a special schedule for the target age group: open, free-of-charge guided tours of the Collection and the exhibitions at MOCAK as well as workshops. To date, at one of the workshops, attended by Marek Chlanda, we hosted visitors from the Town Cultural Centre in Bukowina.

Each November, MOCAK runs Senior Citizen Week free-of-charge workshops and guided tours for pensioners. The action is addressed at organisations and institutions that cater for or represent that age group. The details and time-table of individual sessions are worked out with each group according to its suggestions and requirements.