What does it mean to be an inclusive institution? What happens when we focus on the people in the museums? Why are some non-visitors avoiding the museum? Why should the front desk be involved in the museum’s decision-making? How does one choose partners that fit with the museums’ values?
On 30 March at TOUR A PLOMB, the annual Open Museum Conference offered a moment to re-imagine the human side of museums. Through practices designed around empathy & continuous introspection, our speakers demonstrated the benefits of polyphonic perspectives in all facets of cultural institutions.
Developing further last year’s perspective on “safer spaces”, this year’s conference focused specifically on museums’ personnel, partnerships, and publics through inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility ideals.
Watch our videos below as we dissect these ideas and learn from inclusive museal practices already in place.
Roy Sjoers – Operations Officer ‑ Specialist (neuro)diversity and inclusion for the Museum van de Geest
Loredana Marchi – Director of the Foyer association and the MigratieMuseumMigration, nominated for the European Museum of the Year Awards 2022