Repost from MarDixon: #CultureAccess Review

This is a repost from @MarDixon's blog http://www.mardixon.com/wordpress, on the #CultureAccess Day, organized for CultureThemes.com, on August 29, 2012. August 30th, 2012mardixonCulture, International I wrote this for  CultureThemes.com A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our August theme #CultureAccess.  The theme was related (loosely) to the London 2012 Paralympics and our acknowledgement …

Repost: TrendsWatch Report from The Center for the Future of Museums

TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future TrendsWatch is a new annual report that helps museums paint a picture of the future, and find practical applications for the information presented in CFM's  e-newsletter, Dispatches from the Future of Museums. The inaugural issue of TrendsWatch—TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future—highlights seven …

Repost: Helpful Hints to Assure a Meaningful and Memorable Visit for Blind and Visually Impaired

Museums: Helpful Hints to Assure a Meaningful and Memorable Visit for Blind and Visually Impaired By Patricia M Brown 1. First and foremost, be sure to follow American's with Disabilities Act 1990/ADA (amended) accommodation recommendations. These recommendations are important to the safety and accessibility of your Blind and Visually Impaired individual. Be familiar with amended …

Since there are no standard visitors, there are no standard tours.

"Since there are no standard visitors, there are no standard tours", is the introduction on documenta 13's dTours program, which are non-linear and creative encounters of people in the spaces of the exhibition of the world-famous art event in Kassel, Germany. But read for yourself: How would a gardener inspire and frame a dTOUR through …

The Smithsonian uses 3D printing to provide greater access to its collection

The Smithsonian Institute has started a new initiative to make its enormous collection more accessible. It includes a series of 3D printed models of its archive items and a digital archive of scanned objects. These could be exhibited at museums, schools and other places to enable more people to have access to them. CNET reports …

Museum exhibitions and cultural centres recognised at the Design for All Foundation Awards 2012

The Design for All Foundation Awards recognise projects which use Design for All as a tool to improve quality of life and, in so doing, draw international attention to organisations undertaking exemplary work in this field. This year there were almost 60 entries from 17 different countries, and the quality of the entries made the …

Theatre workshop “A ciegas” (Madrid). Open call for students. Deadline: March 29, 2012

------ ENGLISH VERSION BELOW ----- Taller de creación escénica “A ciegas”. Convocatoria pública Hablar en Arte lanza una convocatoria pública para participar en un taller de experimentación teatral y de danza, cuyos alumnos -invidentes y videntes- investigarán a través del cuerpo y la voz sobre experiencias, clichés y otros conceptos sobre la ceguera. El taller …