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.

Solution
Inclusive art education at the MoMA, New York
Organization
MOMA - Museum of Modern Art
Country of Implementation
United States of America
Region
North America
First published
31.01.2014

MoMA is committed to providing the most inclusive environment for its diverse visitors. The Access Program offer a variety of programs for visitors with different disabilities. Access Program staff have developed training resources on providing quality art experiences and delivered workshops throughout the world.

MoMA: Art inSight
Art inSight is a program for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Each month, specially trained MoMA educators highlight specific themes, artists, or exhibitions through verbal description or touch. (Photo by: Michael Nagle)

Solution details

People

Carrie MCGEE
“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.

Problems Targeted

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

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MoMA: Art inSightArt inSight is a program for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Each month, specially trained MoMA educators highlight specific themes, artists, or exhibitions through verbal description or touch. (Photo by: Michael Nagle)

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Country of Implementation

United States of America

Region of Implementation

North America