2 – From Barriers to Bridges: Understanding Exclusion, Practicing Inclusion in Museums (Workshop)

Wednesday 30 May
09:30 AM

In this interactive and multi-modal learning session, we consider ways in which museum staff can work more effectively to make their institutions spaces of inclusion as a prerequisite for increasing museum participation among diverse community members.

We will share exercises, research, and narratives that focus on inclusive practices in museums today. Equally important to understanding inclusion, we will delve into what exclusion looks and feels like from the visitor’s perspective and from participant’s experiences. This presentation encourages museum professionals to consider how they can advocate for inclusion in their roles and how to better identify and act against exclusion.