Garage understands inclusion as a set of practices aimed at maintaining diversity in society, ensuring physical accessibility and access to information, changing the environment, and overcoming exclusion and discrimination.
Garage Inclusive Programs Department (established 2015) is actively engaged in work with communities and individual visitors with disabilities. One of its main initiatives involves making a visit to a museum an ordinary and regular activity for people with disabilities or different experiences. To do this, the department invites experts and people with experience and engages them directly in the development of projects and programs. Information on the most successful practices is accumulated on the online resource Experiencing the Museum. Diversity and Inclusion.
In conjunction with the professional community, the department implements projects aimed at illuminating the themes of exclusion, underrepresentation, and social inequality, initiates research and educational projects in the field of inclusion and diversity, and organizes conferences and various public events for a wide audience.
Access for people with disabilities
Garage Inclusive Programs Department’s fundamental task is the development of programs to adapt the space of the Museum and information provision for visitors with different backgrounds.
- For Blind and partly sighted visitors
- For Deaf and hard of hearing visitors
- Visitors with Developmental Disabilities
- Visitors with Experience of Migration
Professional program for specialists in the field of inclusive practices
Garage Inclusive Programs Department runs regular events for professionals, which aim to develop interaction between people with disabilities and various communities, provide a safe space for discussions and new ideas, and systematize knowledge about inclusive practices in Russia.
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.