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LAINet seminar: 'Museums for all'

Monday 29th September 2014

Basingstoke

 
The Hampshire Solent LAINet is a network of people who work in museum learning, access and interpretation. The network is supported by the South East Museum Development programme. To get involved, come along to this session or visit the LAINet group on LinkedIn.

This LAINet event will focus on how museums can ensure that they are accessible to people with physical or mental impairments. Four Hampshire Solent museums will share examples of work that they have done to improve access to the museum for visitors, staff and volunteers. There will be opportunities to share your own work and to get other LAINet members' ideas for how you can improve access to your museum.

Outline timetable

12.30-1.00     Networking lunch

1.00-1.10       Welcome and introduction (Clare Barnes, Mary Rose Museum)

1.10-2.10       Case studies and panel discussion

  1. Royal Armouries Fort Nelson: Welcoming visitors with Special Educational Needs, focusing on work with people with Autism (Eileen Clegg)
  2. Conan Doyle Collection: Involving blind and partially sighted people in the collections, through the RNIB CultureLink project (Laura Weston)
  3. Mary Rose Museum: Including people with learning difficulties in volunteering (Trevor Sapey)

2.10-2.45 Workshop activity: sharing good practice, learning from each other

2.45-3.00  Break, refreshments

3.00-4.00  Guided visit to Basing House focusing on accessibility improvements (Chris Elmer)

4.00  Close

From 12.00-12.30 members of the LAINet Steering Group will have their regular planning meeting.

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