BCMA Webinar: Exhibiting Accessibility

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT

In exhibition design and museum curation, accessibility is often confined within the rigid boundaries of compliance checklists and building codes. These traditional approaches, while foundational, merely scratch the surface of what it means to create genuinely inclusive – or enjoyable – spaces. They are designed to mitigate barriers and reduce liability, yet frequently overlook the dynamic needs and experiences of diverse audiences. Moreover, the pursuit of creating immersive and sensational exhibitions can unwittingly introduce new obstacles, sidelining the very principles of accessibility and inclusion.

Join us for a webinar where grunt gallery’s exhibition manager Kay Slater shares their philosophy and approach to creative problem-solving to produce and present more accessible exhibitions. With a can-do attitude that welcomes prototyping, community consultation and a willingness to be wrong, their journey has embraced inclusion and safety while prioritizing the agency of their audiences, their staff and guest artists.