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Are there gaps in your inclusive practice knowledge?

Want to update yourself or learn more about inclusive practice?

This series of workshops by the University of Westminster’s CARTE and MLA London have been designed to cover this subject in depth, with speakers and case studies focusing on the issues that matter to museums, galleries, and archives throughout the UK.  For more information please read on.

 

 

University of Westminster CARTE and MLA London present:

 

Inclusive Practice in Museums, Galleries, and Archives

A series of four workshops for practitioners and volunteers

 

This series of four workshops covering inclusive practice in museums, galleries, and archives is delivered in a partnership between University of Westminster’s Centre for Arts Research, Technology, and Education (CARTE) and Museums, Libraries, Archives London.  Over the four workshops many aspects of inclusive practice will be covered.  Several inclusion themes are woven into each day’s programme.  There will be case studies and guest speakers from a range of organisations and there will be opportunities for delegates to explore their own issues and ask questions through each of the workshops.

 

The workshops are aimed at staff and volunteers in museums, galleries, and archives throughout the UK, but are open to everyone throughout the museum, library, and archive sectors.  They will be held at four different venues across London and are from 9.30am to 4.30pm.  Lunch and light refreshments will be available.

 

The workshop titles are below – for further information either click on the workshop title or go to the Training section of MLA London’s website (www.mlalondon.org.uk).

 

There are only limited places on each of these workshops so we would advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

 

Workshop 1 – An introduction to inclusive practice(including policy and strategy)

Chaired by John Reeve - Chair of GEM (Group for Education in Museums), visiting fellow at the Institute of Education (University of London)

Venue: V&A, London

Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2008

 

Workshop 2 – Inclusive practice in sensory access

Chaired by Marcus Weisen – Consultant, Museums and Galleries without Barriers

Venue: The National Archives, Kew

Date: Wednesday 13th February 2008

 

Workshop 3 - Social access & inclusive design/physical access

Chaired by John Reeve - Chair of GEM (Group for Education in Museums), visiting fellow at the Institute of Education (University of London)

Venue: Whitechapel, London

Date: Wednesday 5th March 2008

 

Workshop 4 – Audiences and communities

Chaired by Marcus Weisen - Consultant, Museums and Galleries without Barriers

Venue: Museum in Docklands, London

Date: Wednesday 26th March 2008

 

Cost:  Each workshop is 80 per delegate or 280 per delegate for all four (if booked at the same time).  The workshops are stand alone events but we would encourage delegates to attend several or all workshops.

 

To book a place: You may download a booking form by clicking here or visiting our website.  Alternatively you may request a booking form by contacting bookings on 020 7549 1712 or email [log in to unmask].

 

 

Workshop 1 - An introduction to inclusive practice

V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW1

Wednesday 23rd January 2008 9.30am to 4.30pm

 

Chaired by John Reeve, Chair of GEM (Group for Education in Museums), visiting fellow at the Institute of Education (University of London)

 

Introduction to workshops

 

Introduction to Inclusive Practice presented by John Reeve

 

Legal and policy requirements of Inclusive Practice

Reports and surveys in context presented by Marcus Weisen, Consultant Museums and Galleries without Barriers

 

Strategic overview of inclusive practice including a look at initiatives at V&A and impact on their collections and capacity building, presented by Eithne Nightingale, Head of access, social inclusion and community development, V&A

 

Panel discussion

 

Visit to the V&A galleries spotlighted by Eithne Nightingale

 

Case Studies and interactive discussions:

         Access for disabled people and social inclusion (with a focus on mental health) presented by Barry Ginley, Access and Disability Officer/Team Leader on Disability and Social Inclusion, V&A

         HLF project: Cultural ownership; Hidden Histories presented by Machel Bogues, Project Manager of the HLF programme Capacity Building and Cultural Ownership - working with diverse communities, V&A

         Cultural Diversity programme presented by Rajiv Anand, South Asian Officer/Team Leader on Cultural Diversity, V&A

 

Clara Mineiro – Inclusive practice in museums, a Portuguese perspective

 

Final discussion

 

Workshop 2 – Inclusive practice in sensory access

The National Archives, Kew, Richmond

Wednesday 13rd February 2008 9.30am to 4.30pm

 

Chaired by Marcus Weisen, Consultant, Museums and Galleries without Barriers

 

Introduction: How accessible are museums, galleries and archives today? presented by Marcus Weisen

 

Providing inclusive services for blind and partially sighted people. Practical guidance and personal experiences presented by visual artist Sally Booth and ICT specialist Peter Bosher from Insight Training.  

 

 Visit of the National Archives

 

Inclusive practice at The National Archives presented by The National Archives staff

including case studies and interactive discussions:

         Prisoner 499 – Website co-developed by young visually impaired people (Jodi Award 2007 for accessible technology)

         Websites: Community archives.org.uk/ Moving Here / Archives for all /

         Inclusive Practice work at the National Archives

 

Jenny Crawford - incorporating inclusive practice in the re-writing of Manchester Art Gallery’s Collections Policy

 

Final Discussion

 

Close

 

Workshop 3 – Social Access & Inclusive Design /Physical Access

Whitechapel

Wednesday 5th March 2008 9.30am to 4.30pm

 

Chaired by John Reeve, Chair of GEM (Group for Education in Museums), visiting fellow at the Institute of Education (University of London)

 

Introduction to the day presented by John Reeve

 

Session 1 – Social access

 

Gender inclusion

 

Black Archive / Gay and Lesbian archive case study presented by Andrew Flynn, UCL

 

Life Beyond the Label – disability representation presented by Colchester Museum (part of RCMG Rethinking Disability Representation project)

 

Sean Addicott – working with carers of the elderly in their own home

 

Session 2 – Inclusive Design -design principles and physical access

 

The Inclusive Design Challenge presented by Julia Cassim

 

Accessible and inclusive exhibition design presented by Cassie Herschel-Shorland, Buro Happold

 

Access with Elegance – architectural design solutions for museums and heritage sites, presented by Adrian Cave, Adrian Cave Associates, RIBA NRAC

 

Workshop 4 – Audiences and Communities

Museum in Docklands, West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL

Wednesday 26th March 2008 9.30am to 4.30pm

 

Chaired by Marcus Weisen, Consultant, Museums and Galleries without Barriers

 

Introduction to the day presented by Marcus Weisen

 

Working with children in hospitals and special schools presented by Jessica Rosenfield, SEN Officer, Museum of London Group

 

Museums and people with Down’s syndrome: using all the senses and empowering technology presented by Andy Minnion, the Rix Centre

 

Museum of London Inclusion Programme, arts based projects with young adults, long-term unemployed people and prisoners, presented by Lucie Fitton, Inclusion Officer, Museum of London Group

 

Sugar and Slavery, audiences and access presented by Lucie Amos, Head of Community and Audience Development, and Lynda Agard, Community Access Officer, Museum of London Group

 

Patricia Bueno Delgado – working with the Bengali community in Whitechapel and the Kinetica Gallery

 

Final Discussion

 

The programme for workshop 4 is being finalised and will be completed by the end of February 2008.