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Conference Museums and Senses: Designing for all

Museums and Senses: Designing for all

Photo from the Conference Museums and Senses Designing for all at the Canellopoulos Museum. Stela Anastasaki presents the case of Mind's Eye.

Scientific Conference, Tuesday 28 June 2022
Canellopoulos Museum & Museum of Cycladic Art

How much has the accessibility of museums for the persons experiencing loss of hearing or loss of sight improved in the last 20 years? What have we learned from the inclusive projects implemented in Greek museums? How can a multisensory approach contribute to the creation of an open, inclusive museum? To what extent can we design for everyone?

These are a few of the questions that were discussed and we all tried to answer together at the conference held at the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Photo from the Conference Museums and Senses Designing for all at the Canellopoulos Museum. Hara Marantidou presents the design approach of Mulo Creative Lab.

Archaeologists, museologists, pedagogues with experience in special education, architect-designers and specialists in cultural communication focused on the principles of designing or redesigning exhibitions, which take into consideration the needs of persons with sensory disabilities since the initiation of a project. The main aim was the creation of new forms of museum experience, which apply a multi-sensory approach.

The presentations of the day were held at the Canellopoulos Museum (Theorias 12, Plaka) in simultaneous interpretation in Greek sign language.

Photo of the mobile trolley of the program In contact with the Cycladic Culture of the Museum of Cycladic Art. A cylindrical display case with drawers in which are placed tactile reproductions of Cycladic figurines for the contact of visually impaired persons with Cycladic culture.

This was followed by a presentation of projects addressed people experiencing loss of hearing or loss of sight Museum of Cycladic Art (Neofytou Douka 4, Kolonaki).

More information about the event can be found here and the conference program here.


The conference was organized by the Canellopoulos Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art on the occasion of the European program “ToMiMEUs: Towards a Multisensory and Inclusive Museum for Individuals with Sensory Disabilities”, in which the Museum of Cycladic Art participates.


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