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12 Jun 2024

NEMO webinar on museum accessibility strategies

Take a look at the recording of the NEMO Webinar in which accessibility expert Maria Chiara Ciaccheri shares thoughts on rethinking museum accessibility strategies. She presents actions to make the museum experience more inclusive and suggests how to promote change and accessibility beyond the museum walls.

The webniar explores the following questions: what does it means to talk about museum accessibility today? What are the barriers and stereotypes that need to be broken down? How can accessibility promote change in cultural organisations and society at large? But first: what concrete actions should we take within organisations to bring about this change?

For a number of years, many cultural institutions have viewed access as an issue of critical importance, yet the discussions remain problematic. The topic is increasingly present at conferences and specialised courses, while more and more institutions are investing in this area. Nonetheless, the discipline still struggles to establish itself as a shared mindset and remains superficial. To change its impact, in fact, it needs to be considered under a different light: by broadening the target audience and be viewed as a widespread, processual and, above all, strategic perspective that involve, step by step, the whole staff.

During the webinar Ciaccheri drew on findings from her book 'Museum Accessibility by Design' that sets out to affirm accessibility as a shared, indispensable, and systemwide endeavour that involves the entire organisation.

Watch the webinar here

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