Accessibility and inclusion are an essential part of museum planning, helping to create a rich learning environment and fostering exchange of ideas with audiences from all walks of life. Carrie McGee and her colleagues at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) have won international respect for their unique efforts to make MoMA’s extensive resources, collection and programmes accessible to visitors with different abilities and other underserved audiences. By introducing concepts and ideas about equality for people with different abilities, McGee will illustrate MoMA’s approach to accessibility and also discuss the development and outcomes of their Access Programs in order to demonstrate how such initiatives benefit both the museum and its audience. She will also look at current examples of accessibility in other art and cultural organisations, and identify best practices in museum education.

Date:
24 February 2018 (Saturday)

Time:
9:30 - 11:00am

Venue:
Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage (1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan)

Speaker:
Carrie McGee, Assistant Director, Community and Access Programs, Department of Education, The Museum of Modern Art

Language: 
English with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation

Registration:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register in advance.

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Enquiries:
learn@mplus.org.hk / (852) 2200 0041

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.

About the Speaker

Carrie McGee

Carrie McGee is the Assistant Director for Community and Access Programs in the Department of Education at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. She is responsible for developing programming for visitors with different abilities and in collaboration with community-based organisations, as well as the recruitment and training of museum educators. She also teaches gallery and studio-based programmes, including a seminar at the Museum for medical students from Columbia University. McGee is a co-author of the MoMA publication Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia (2009).

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