The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Monday, September 21, 2009

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.

Website: www.gallery.ca/conference

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


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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