Contemporary collecting. An ethical toolkit for museum practitioners

Edited by Ellie Miles, Susanna Cordner, Jen Kavanagh                                                                                                                            2020 This is an excellent resource from the London Transport Museum. Download it as a PDF, or read it hereafter in simple (and screenreader accessible) text. This toolkit explores some of the ethical judgements that contemporary collectors make and offers case studies, reflection, guides and further information for …

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.

Beyond disabilities: widening the inclusivity scope in Museums and cultural institutions (1/3)

This thread of three different posts by Rocío Sola for the Museum For All blog will give an overview about three perspectives that cross transversally over the gap of inclusivity in museums aside of physical or intellectual boundaries. The crossroad between three topics very well studied on their own, such as LGBTQIA+ representation, the inclusion of migrant communities, and the participation of older people, should open a debate about how can museums create more inclusive and more representative spaces further than providing them for other activities unrelated with the museum itself (even though this is a great strategy for letting people know the possibilities of institutions such as museums and galleries aside art exhibitions).

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, …

What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

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BY ELISA SHOENBERGER Reposted from MuseumNext In the past few years, museums across the US, Europe, and Australia are trying to tackle the challenge of decolonizing their institutions. However, the very meaning of decolonizing is being debated. The Washington Post defines it as “a process that institutions undergo to expand the perspectives they portray beyond …