In the lead-up to the annual training course Experiencing the Museum, which explores various aspects of inclusion, Dutch experts will share their experience of making art and culture in Amsterdam more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing persons.
Garage continues to work with arts and culture professionals in the run-up to the annual training course Experiencing the Museum, which offers a platform to discuss accessibility of museums to different groups of visitors.
On July 1, Dutch expert on accessibility in culture Roos Wattel will speak about the program Museum in Gestures developed by Amsterdam’s Photography Museum (FOAM) in collaboration with Wat Telt! and aimed at making art and culture in the city accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors. Thirteen young museum guides that have completed the course are now giving tours in Dutch Sign Language in nine museums in Amsterdam. Anne Maaike Ferf Jentink will tell the story of her career as a deaf tour guide in several cultural institutions and speak of the changes Museum in Gestures has brought to the museums of Amsterdam.