Invited Keynote, Plenary & Guest Lecture

Accessibility & Advocacy

April 21–23, 2017

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Event Details

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Canadian Art Gallery Educators (CAGE) 2017 Annual Conference
Halifax, Canada

Other Speakers

Accessibility in a museum context can seem overwhelming…

What does it mean to be accessible? Who are museums/exhibitions/programs currently designed for? How do we reach a full spectrum of community members with the resources we have? What opportunities are we missing by generalizing our efforts? How might a focus on diversity open doors to transformative experiences and sustainable programming across the museum/gallery?

The 2017 CAGE Conference delves into questions about accessibility and advocacy drawing on a wide range of perspectives, practices and theories including physical, intellectual, social and cultural accessibility considerations. Hosted by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, this year’s proceedings feature a keynote presentation by Amanda Cachia, case studies from across the country and programming at the AGNS. Delegates participate in discussions on identifying programming challenges, assessing current strategies and learn tips & tricks for increasing accessibility in and beyond the institution model.