Workshop on accessibility in museums

This seminar is organised by Articket ( and Caixa Catalunya's Social Projects.
Articket brings together the seven best museums of Barcelona (Museu Picasso, La Pedrera, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, MACBA, CCCB, MNAC and Fundació Miró). It was created not only as a multi-entry pass, but also with the desire to share ideas and reflect on the current state of art centres. With this aim in mind, Articket organises seminars on different topics to generate debate and share experiences on diverse aspects of our cultural reality today.
The museums and art centres of Barcelona are committed to offering all visitors the possibility of participating in the artistic experience. In pursuit of this goal, they invite different experts and persons linked with the world of museums, as well as companies and associations that work with these topics, to make our heritage more accessible to all.


October 26, 2009 at 8.45 am

8:45 am-9 am Welcome, accreditation and collection of documentation from participants.

9 am-9:15 am Welcome to the workshop by Àlex Susanna, culture director of Caixa Catalunya's Social Work.

9:15am-9:45am State of affairs in our museums. Given by ComAccess, a specialised services company.

9:45am-10:45am Presentation of the sensory and cognitive access programme from MoMA, New York. Given by Francesca Rosenberg, director of MoMA's Access Programs Education Department.

10:45am-11:15 am Presentation of the cognitive access programme from MNAC Museu espai comú d'integració. Given by Teresa González, manager of the Education Department.

11:15 am - 11:45 am Coffee break

11:45am-12:15 pm Presentation of the programme La Pedrera accessible from Caixa Catalunya's Social Work. Given by Rosa Maria Plans, culture programmes manager and Dolors Clusella, educational services manager.

12:15pm -1pm Presentation of the access programme Hablando con la pintura, created by the Argadini Association in the MNCARS museums, the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Given by Rebeca Barrón.

1 pm - 2 pm Presentation of three access programmes:

-The programme La mirada tàctil from the Provincial Government of Barcelona, dedicated to accessibility as its policy in its museums in Esplugues. Given by Carme Comas from MEL (Museums in Esplugues del Llobregat).

-Communicative access report to public cultural establishments in Barcelona. Given by Carles Giner, secretary for the Board of Culture.

-Complete offer of adapted cultural resources for tourists. Given by Diego González, accessible tourism adviser for Turisme de Catalunya.

4 pm - 5 pm Presentation of the programme and work experience relating to accessibility in the Louvre. Given by Matthieu Decraene, access programme development manager.

5 pm - 5:30 pm Presentation of the programme Miró a prop, an access project from the Educational Department of Fundació Miró. Given by Jordi J. Clavero.

5:30 pm - 6 pm The access policy of the Maritime Museum of Barcelona. Given by Teresa Soldevila, social responsibility manager of the Maritime Museum of Barcelona.

6 pm - 6:45 pm Round table La percepció i les necessitats de l'usuari with representatives from groups of handicapped people.

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm Closing of the workshop. Given by Enrique Vargas, director of Teatro de los Sentidos.

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