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 …

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 …

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 …

Museum Accesibility Resources, repost from The Incluseum

The Incluseum is a project based in Seattle, Washington that advances new ways of being a museum through critical discourse, community building and collaborative practice related to inclusion in museums. The Incluseum is facilitated and coordinated by Aletheia Wittman and Rose Paquet Kinsley.   ONLINE: Autism in the Museum This website offers examples and resources to …

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. …

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: …

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 …