quarta-feira, 16 de junho de 2010

In Touch with Art 2010

In Touch with Art 2010 - International perspectives on equal access to museums for people with vision impairment.
13-14 October 2010, Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Europe’s leading conference about museums, heritage and people with vision impairment once again brings together experts from Europe and North America. It’s a unique opportunity to discover new best practice, take part in discussions about contemporary issues and enrol in study visits to London’s leading museums.

On Wednesday 13 October, speakers from the UK, US and Continental Europe will present best practice case-studies and engage delegates in discussion about contemporary issues. The conference provides ample opportunities for networking and each delegate will receive an up-to-date list of web-based resources.

Thursday 14 October is the opportunity to explore disability equality and access for vision impaired people at London’s major museums, to develop audio description skills or to enrol in accredited visual awareness training.

The unique offer of themed break-out sessions on day one, combined with site visits and training on day two makes this conference highly suited for both new and seasoned practitioners.

The closing session of the conference will discuss a Conference Resolution with recommendations for decision makers, in response to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (which came into force in July 2009).

In Touch with Art is for museum and heritage professionals, local organisations and social workers, policy makers and funders and anyone interested in equal access to museums for vision impaired people.

This highly interactive conference provides an exceptional opportunity to explore:

What makes best museum practice?
How to involve people with vision impairment?
What are the barriers people with vision impairment face when visiting museums?
What do we know about quality access to collections and what new approaches are needed?
In Touch with Art 2010 offers a unique chance to network with international experts, learn about best practice and shape the agenda for the future. The delegate pack includes an up-to-date list of cross-Atlantic resources.

For more information about the conference please contact Events Team on
+44 (0) 20 7616 8368 or email itwa@st-dunstans.org.uk

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