Experiencing the Museum: Hereditary Hearing Loss


From 23 April 2017




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Experiencing the Museum: Hereditary Hearing LossExperiencing the Museum: Hereditary Hearing Loss


In preparation for this year’s annual training program Experiencing the Museum, devoted to making museums more accessible for disabled visitors, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the Melodia Zhizni Foundation invite visitors to a lecture on hereditary hearing loss, organized with the support of the National Research Centre for Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation.

As part of its annual program Experiencing the Museum, designed to engage museum professionals in a dialogue on accessibility of museums to various categories of visitors, Garage will host a lecture about hearing impairment among children, hereditary hearing loss, and genetic analysis by a leading geneticist Tatyana Markova (PhD in Medicine).

During the lecture, Garage will take a group of hard of hearing children on a tour of Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. The use of the FM system during the tour will allow those with hearing aids and cochlear implants to better hear the guide.



Tatyana Markova (PhD in Medicine) is a medical geneticist. She graduated from Yaroslavl State Medical University in 1991 and has worked at the Genetics Department of Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Throat, Nose and Speech. She specializes in preventive care for hereditary diseases, molecular diagnostics for congenital hearing loss and hearing disorders, and newborn hearing screenings.


Initiated in 2015 by Garage’s Department of Inclusive Programs, this annual course offers a platform to discuss various aspects of inclusion. The training program is designed for Russian and international professionals, researchers, teachers and anyone interested in making cultural institutions accessible for visitors with disabilities.

In autumn 2017, Experiencing the Museum will be devoted to working with visitors with developmental disabilities and learning difficulties. Questions to be discussed include adapting spaces and programs for visitors with developmental disabilities, and the differences in sensorial perception that might affect visitors’ experiences in museums and other cultural institutions.

how to take part

Admission is free with advance registration.

The lecture will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.