Talking about Accessibility
Accessibility in museums – research in New York and talk in Berlin
grauwert consultancy went further afield for a research trip this autumn: Mathias Knigge visited New York’s museums and talked with stakeholders about how inclusion and accessibility can be made as attractive and sustainable as possible.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Frick Collection as well as the New Museum, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum were all part of this research visit. The approaches which have so far informed grauwert ’s work were confirmed, but there were also many new inspiring ideas to take home. It was particularly exciting to see how solutions geared towards the different dimensions of disabilities were interlinked and how visitors could be reached effectively in this way.
Many of the ideas gathered on this visit are introduced into current grauwert projects, allowing an additional, transatlantic perspective.
Interested to learn more? One of grauwert’s contacts in New York will deliver a talk in Berlin. On 26 November 2018, Carrie McGee, Head of Accessibility Programmes at MoMA, will talk about her work and also engage in conversation with the audience. (Kleisthaus Berlin, Mauerstraße 53, 18:30pm)
More information and registration at www.behindertenbeauftragter.de