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Diversity and inclusion

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art's Inclusive Programs department presents an online platform that accumulates the experience of Russian and international institutions and experts in the field of inclusion. The platform amasses research and popular science articles, interviews, reviews of inclusive events, and much more. The materials are designed for both professionals and those who are just approaching the subjects of diversity and inclusion.

The Garage team understands inclusion as a set of practices aimed at maintaining diversity in society, ensuring physical and information accessibility, and overcoming exclusion and discrimination. The platform has two main tasks: to archive the already implemented inclusive programs and represent various inclusive approaches. Analysis and systematization of a wide range of inclusive practices will allow us to trace the general trends of inclusion in the cultural environment in the future.

For ease of navigation, the platform's website features two blocks, theoretical and practical. Keywords located below the search box will also help to simplify searching.

The theoretical block allows users to acquire a deeper understanding of diversity and inclusion, explore the basic principles behind the notion of diversity, scrutinize all the aspects of approaching inclusion and related concepts properly, and learn the basics of interaction and work with people with different types of disabilities.

The practical block provides information on how specific institutions deal with particular inclusion-related tasks and challenges.

Encouraging pluralism of opinions, Garage's team invites specialists in the field of inclusion to share their experience of launching and developing inclusive practices in cultural institutions. Thematically, materials uploaded on the platform will cover the existing approaches to understanding inclusion; cultural institutions' work with people with disabilities, visitors with migration and forced migration experience; and projects aimed at overcoming discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, physical and learning disabilities, education and income level, marital status, and other characteristics integral to the human personality.

Materials in Russian and English are accepted in the form of analytical, popular science and review articles, interviews, chronicles and news, as well as video materials. Proposals can be sent to

The platform's partner is Beeline; a company committed to supporting initiatives in the field of inclusion and accessibility.



Inclusion program partner

About the department

In 2015, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art became the first in Russia to launch an inclusive programs department, which set itself an important mission of making the Museum and exhibition spaces accessible to Garage's inclusive programs' target audiences, while also commencing an active working process involving the professional community. Less than a month after the department's launch, that is, in September 2015, the Museum held the opening of the Experiencing the Museum training program, dedicated to the work of cultural institutions with deaf and hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind visitors. The training program later grew into the annual international conference Experiencing the Museum, the materials of which will be available to the public at the new platform. Based on the Inclusive Programs staff's experience and that of other Russian and international experts, Garage has prepared compilations of materials entitled Experiencing the Museum, covering the work with people with disabilities.


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