MoMA has won international respect for their unique efforts to make their extensive resources, collection and programs accessible to visitors with disabilities. Training on inclusive arts education is given to external institutions worldwide and disability awareness and equality training is delivered in-house.
- Inclusive art education at the MoMA, New York
- MOMA - Museum of Modern Art
- Country of Implementation
- United States of America
- North America
- First published
“We believe that engagement with art can enhance a person’s quality of life and that cultural institutions have a unique opportunity to facilitate that engagement.” Carrie MCGEE
MoMA is committed to providing the most inclusive environment for the Museum's diverse visitors. Access Programs offer a variety of programs for visitors with disabilities, including individuals with physical, developmental, or learning disabilities; hospitalised children and adults; homebound individuals; blind and partially sighted visitors; individuals with mental illness; and people with Alzheimer’s disease and their care-givers. Access Programs staff have developed training resources on providing quality art experiences for people with disabilities and delivered workshops throughout the world.
Physical and attitudinal barriers can make accessing museums challenging. Access Programs seek to remove such barriers and provide opportunities to participate in sophisticated, customised art education programs.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Specialised arts education program