Ari Ari Fundation


Ari Ari Fundation

Ari Ari Foundation (Fundacja Ari Ari) is a polish non-governmental organization which was founded in 2008. Our activities in Poland and abroad can be characterized as educational, assistance, development, documentation, scientific. We are creating projects which character stays open and interdisciplinary.

Contact: Fundacja Ari Ari / e-mail: Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć. / adress: ul. T. Boya-Żeleńskiego 6/77, 85-858 Bydgoszcz, Poland / National Court Register (KRS): 0000 314 197 /

Selected projects:

}}} Research: Private museums, local collections

While conducting an ethnological study in 2012 titled "Private museums, local collections. Researching new cultural space" we have looked at the activity of over 50 private museums in two provinces: Cuiavia & Pomerania and Mazovia (Poland). Read more in English...

Funding: The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Cuiavia & Pomerania province
Patronage: National Institute for Museums and Public Collections


}}} Development Aid: Independence

From 4 years were are developing in the Caucasian region – help system for the blind and visually impaired. In 2011/12 we have trained more than 60 people in Georgia and Armenia in different scopes of knowledge and skills of typhlotherapy. 8 people have received Level II spatial orientation trainers licenses (white stick and self-service activities), 18 people received Level I license. In 2012 we have concluded in Poland two courses which were to raise trainers' qualifications. We also concluded animal assisted therapy course in Georgia, course for typhlo teaches (graphics and audio) and 30 hours of typhlo educational lectures at the University of Tbilisi. We have given 400 items of rehabilitation equipment, more than 1500 handbooks and educational aids for children, and we have made markings for visually impaired in underground in Tbilisi and Schools no 202 for the blind children in Tbilisi.

Read more in Polish:

- Independence III (2012)
- Indpendence II (2011)

Co-Funding: Polish 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish-American Freedom Association, Education for Democracy Foundation.

}}} Research: Social museums, local collections. Dynamics of changes in the cultural landscape

'Social museums, local collections. Dynamics of changes in the cultural landscape' is a research project conducted in 2013 by Fundacja Ari Ari, with the support of The Ministy of Culture and National Heritage. Continuing the last year's research on the museums' activities in Poland, we will try to answer the question: why do various museums set up? The museums that are of our main interest are the ones run by various entities (from associations to private companies) and the related question is: what result from that both for the visitors and the people in charge?

The research will be an attempt to capture the process of changes in the relation between a human being, community and an object. A description of the local contexts: social, economic, political and cultural will be attached. We will conduct a thorough analysis of the phenomenon by means of ethnographic methodoloy of site investigation, surveys and interviews. These will be connected with the methods of reflexive (interpretive) anthropology. Read more in English...

Funding: The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage