CONF: Collections, Connections and Communities (Ottawa/CA, 1-4 October 2009)

Collections, Connections and Communities.
making museums and galleries in Canada inclusive and accessible
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1-4 October, 2009

How do museums and galleries develop new audiences and adapt to a diverse population? How do we facilitate the meaningful involvement of the very communities we aspire to represent through our exhibitions, curatorial research, and interpretive planning?

In response to growing interest and demand for training and dialogue from museums and galleries across Canada, this national conference will examine these and other topics which address new and innovative ways to make exhibitions, programs and spaces more accessible for all visitors, including those with disabilities.

Speakers will include leading experts in the field of community outreach, cognitive psychology, adaptive technology and multi-modal learning as well as Canadians with disabilities.

Speakers will include Catherine Frazee, John Kennedy, Alan Shain, Nina Levent, John Rae, Ravi Malhotra, Elizabeth Sweeney etc.

Organized and hosted by the National Gallery of Canada. Sponsored by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, in partnership with the Canada Science and Technology Museum and Sign Language Interpreting Associates Ottawa Inc.



Registration $125.00
Participants with disabilities and on limited income may apply for a reduced fee. Subsidized spaces are limited.
Please contact or call 613-949-8378 for more

Contact Information
National Gallery of Canada
Department of Education and Public Programs
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4

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