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September 2015

In Search of the Inclusive Museum

How can museums build clarity of purpose and accountabilities in inventorization, documentation and digitization projects dealing with intangible heritage? Workshop outcomes on each question continually highlighted that whatever actions, measures, and decisions museums take, everything must be done in partnership with primary stakeholder community groups who are carriers and transmitters of intangible heritage elements.

Why Museums Need to Embrace a Culture of Accessibility

Going beyond legal compliance, museums need to consider accessibility as a lifelong commitment towards inclusion, writes Loretta Mordi. Access to heritage and culture can be argued to be a fundamental right of all people, regardless of identity or opportunity. Defined as “a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, …

How Do We Make the Arts Accessible?

How Do We Make the Arts Accessible?

If accessibility is only considered from the viewpoint of disability then it begins and ends at physical or mental activities that limit one’s engagement with the arts. Artists with lupus, fibromyalgia and Crohn’s disease, to name a few, are exceedingly surfacing onto the global arts scene. They feel drawn towards creating work that expresses an aspect of themselves that mainstream society does not yet acknowledge.