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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Stats on Museum Internships by Jim Richardson

Repost from https://www.museumnext.com/2017/07/stats-on-museum-internships/ Eye Opening Stats on Museum Internships By Jim Richardson Internships offer a valuable way for young people interested in working in museums to learn more about the opportunities that the sector offers them. In a sought-after profession it seems almost expected that even the most junior applicant will have some experience and internships help …

Art for the Blind access tour at Rome’s Ara Pacis Museum

Bringing art to life for blind museum visitors One of Rome’s most prestigious public museums is offering a pioneering experience for blind visitors that perfectly demonstrates the possibilities of combining the latest technology with the greatest art. Co-created by Antenna International and partially sighted consultants from Italian tech specialists Tooteko, the Art for the Blind …

“Reimagining the Museum” Conference, BsAs, September 2-4

Reimagining the Museum: Conference of the Americas Reimagining the Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 2-4 will focus on institutional change and leadership transformation that encourages and sustains visitor-centered museums relevant to their communities. The conference will feature three keynote presentations by influential thought leaders who will share insights into the 21st-century museum and …

4 Values: A European Perspective on the Essential Qualities of Museums

Europeans museums face many of the same opportunities and challenges as American museums: connecting with diverse audiences, providing access to collections and innovating museum practices will sound like familiar goals to Alliance Weekly readers. Like their American counterparts, European museums are creatively and successfully meeting these challenges. The Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO) recently …

Repost of an article by Mark Piesing from publishingperspectives.com How UK Museums Use Mobile Tech to Enhance Visitor Experience UK museums are adapting publishing technology to their needs and using mobile apps to re-invigorate the way visitors explore their spaces. LONDON: When I stepped through the doors of the Natural History Museum in London I …