Beyond disabilities: widening the inclusivity scope in Museums and cultural institutions (3/3).

Post 3/3 on widening the scope of inclusivity. Applying some of the points proposed here could make a huge difference when it comes to make museums and cultural institutions more accessible and inclusive spaces, and from Museum for All we encourage all kinds of museums and organizations to care a bit more about diversity and about making connections between different people.

Useful documents for museum accessibility in english, spanish and German

ARCHES MANIFESTO IN THREE LANGUAGES

English: Useful documents Here we present a series of documents for use in cultural institutions that have been developed within the framework of the ARCHES project. First, Towards a participatory museum, our How-to-Guide on inclusive activities. Written by Helena Garcia Carrizosa, Jara Diaz and Felicitas Sisinni, with Rotraut Krall, Anne Fay, Suzana Skrbic and Sarah Fairbairn, edited by …

Results of the ARCHES Project now online

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‘The visit to the museum should be a moment of learning, of discovery.’ (Eduardo, Madrid Exploration Group) The aim of the ARCHES project was to work towards a museum for all. The consortium partners and participants wanted to challenge perceptions of inclusion and exclusion, moving beyond the notion of disability categories and working instead with …

Touching Art (Repost)

Why touching art is so tempting -- and exciting. Repost from CNN. Updated 13th May 2019 Marlen Komar, CNN Imagine an empty gallery in a museum. It's just you, a 200-year-old masterpiece and the quiet. The brush strokes of a Rembrandt painting draw you in, and with your hands behind your back, you lean in …

First ARCHES Workshop in Madrid, 13.6.2019, Lázaro Galdiano Museum.

The project ARCHES will organize a series of workshops with the objective to reach museum professionals in Europe and around the world. The first Workshop will take place in Spain on 13.6.2019, Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid Germany: fall of 2019, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn France, fall of 2019: Musée d’arts de Nantes Italy, fall of 2019: TBC Croatia and Slovenia, …

CONFERENCE The Museum for All People: April 2-5, 2019

The Museum for All People: Art, Accessibility and Social Inclusion INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Madrid, April 2-5, 2019 The MUSACCES Consortium (UCM-UNED-AUM) cordially invites you to participate in the International Conference «The Museum for all people: art, accessibility and social inclusion», that will be held on April 2-5, 2019, in the city of Madrid. The conference aims to provide …

State of Museum Access 2018 (Repost)

Colourful sensory backpacks

State of Museum Access 2018: does your museum website welcome and inform disabled visitors? Posted on: Tuesday 4 September 2018, 10:56 am, on https://vocaleyes.co.uk/state-of-museum-access-2018/ VocalEyes, in collaboration with Stagetext and Autism in Museums are delighted to publish the State of Museum Access 2018 and launch the Museum Access Pledge. A major barrier to disabled people visiting museums is the …

ARCHES Project

ARCHES is a European project involving people with differences and difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication. Funded by the H2020 program, it aims to improve access to Museums and other Cultural Heritage Sites. ARCHES stands for Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems. The Consoritum consists of museums, technology companies, universities and experts in …

Museum Accesibility Resources, repost from The Incluseum

The Incluseum is a project based in Seattle, Washington that advances new ways of being a museum through critical discourse, community building and collaborative practice related to inclusion in museums. The Incluseum is facilitated and coordinated by Aletheia Wittman and Rose Paquet Kinsley.   ONLINE: Autism in the Museum This website offers examples and resources to …