Museum for All and ARCHES: towards inclusion in museums.

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Museum for All is a platform that has been running since 2012 and whose main focus has always been to promote accessibility to museums and cultural centres regarding the needs and variety of their audiences. In this sense, its path relates to the H2020 European project ARCHES, which stands for “Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage and Ecosystems”.

This project has been developed within three years by different partners, such as research institutions like the University of Bath and The Open University, technological companies like Singtime and Coprix Media, and –most importantly- museums all around Europe such as Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Spain), the Victoria and Albert Museum (United Kingdom), the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Austria), Museo Lázaro Galdiano (Spain), the Wallace Collection (United Kingdom), and Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias (Spain).

Participants of ARCHES Project are presenting results

ARCHES has brought together disabled people, technology companies, universities and museums in…

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Art, Museums and Digital Cultures — CONFERENCE

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In the upcoming days, 22nd and 23rd April, will take place online the International Conference ‘Art, Museums and Digital Culture’. The Conference’s main aim is to provide a space for discussion to different experts, researchers and organizations about how digital technologies have contributed to the creation of new territories and so have stimulated other innovations in artistic production, curatorial practices and museum’s spaces –all this in a time of greater and deeper interest in the impact of technologies on society. This conference is coordinated by the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon, Instituto de História da Arte and Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas from the NOVA University of Lisbon and the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (maat) of Lisbon.

The tactile relief of Aurelio Suarez, Noche de frio espeso [cold thick night] (1954) used at the workshop at the Musei Capitolini in Rome…

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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 …

Made a museum a more welcoming place? Apply for a Design for All Foundation Award now!

Are you passionate about opening up culture to everyone? The Design for All Foundation is looking for the best Design for All projects undertaken between 1 January 2012 and 1 January 2013. If you've been involved in a an inspirational initiative to make a museum or cultural centre more inclusive, we want to hear from you. …

British Museum opens new interactive exhibit in Egyptian gallery using Virtual Autopsy table from Sweden – a 5500 yr old murder

Explore a five and a half thousand year-old mummy and discover his long-held secrets, from his age at death to the surprising way that he died using a virtual autopsy table. Found in around 1896, and known as Gebelein man, the natural mummy was buried in about 3500 BC at the site of Gebelein in …

Art Beyond Sight Telephone Conference Crash Course – 29 October

As part of Art Beyond Sight awareness month, which also includes this week's Multimodal Approaches to Learning Conference (see 25 September blog post), a telephone conference crash course will be held on Monday 29 October. The course, aimed at museum professionals and anyone wishing to improve access to culture, will include professional development sessions on: …