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?

Sámi Daiddamusea

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 …

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 …

Fact sheet on equality and accessibility in Finnish cultural policy

Fact Sheet

Cupore, a Center for Cultural Policy Research, maintained by the Foundation for Cultural Policy Research, has published a fact sheet on equality and accessibility in Finnish cultural policy. The fact sheet offers suggestions on how to improve equality and accessibility in Finnish cultural policy as well as a brief summary of the key policy documents …

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 …