Tuesday 6 December 17:00 - 19:30

The Arcade at Bush House


Layers of Vision: New Approaches to Reimagining Accessibility in Museums

Community & Culture

Are you interested in how to make the art collections in museums more accessible and inclusive for visually impaired people?

Are you interested in how to make the art collections in museums more accessible and inclusive for visually impaired people? We invite you to the workshop ‘Layers of Vision: New Approaches to Reimagining Accessibility in Museums’.

This in-person workshop will use the Layers of Vision exhibition and its wider research project to open dialogue with BPS artists, curators, access managers and access consultants about practices, challenges and future directions in helping to reimagine accessibility in the museum sector.

Contributors include: Jeff Rowling (Head of Programme, Shape Arts), Fiona Slater (Head of Access and Equity, Science Museum), Zoe Partington (Contemporary Artist and Access Consultant), and Aaron McPeake (Contemporary Artist and Lecturer Chelsea College of Arts (UAL)).

Please let us know if you have access support needs for this workshop. To enable us to make any specific support bookings, we would need you to contact us by 22 November latest. We invite attendees to do this when registering for the event, but you are welcome to contact us with queries via [email protected]

About Layers of Vision

Layers of Vision is an art exhibition that explores the experiences and perspectives of blind and partially sighted (BPS) artists living in a world made for sighted people. In meaningfully co-created and joyful ways, Layers of Vision raises attention to, and challenges, the barriers that people with visual impairment are facing in everyday life. It does so by exhibiting ten artworks that celebrate and creatively explore accessibility. The exhibition is open to the public from the 21st of November to the 16th of December, 2022.

Exhibiting artists include Aaron McPeake, Alice Christina-Corrigan, Bianca Raffaella, Clarke Reynolds, David Johnson, Fae Kilburn, Mickel aka Ebony Rose Dark, Natalie Doig, Sally Booth, and Zoe Partington.

Layers of Vision is devised by Dr Katharina C. Husemann (King’s Business School), Dr Anica Zeyen (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Leighanne Higgins (Lancaster University Management School). It is based on their ongoing research in which they explore how museums in the UK make their art collections accessible to blind and partially sighted visitors. The exhibition is funded by King’s Business School Innovation Fund, and is supported by King’s Culture, King’s Digital Lab, Shape Arts, and Zoe Partington.

Information about the artworks is available in large print, braille and via audio-descriptions. IR hearing assistance is available. Access to the building is via a ramp / slope. Assistance dogs are always welcome. This venue does not play background music. The lighting levels are medium. Accessible toilet facilities are on site.

Tube: Temple, bus, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176 (24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.

By attending this event you agree to be photographed and filmed. Photos and video material may be used for educational and promotional purposes of the exhibition. Anonymized photos may be used in research publications. If you wish to not be photographed and filmed, please inform an exhibition invigilator upon your arrival at the event.

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