Ways of seeing: Art for all

Ways of seeing: Art for all
Brina Casey of the National Gallery of Ireland: inclusivity is not an option, but a necessity PIc: Fergal Phillips

For museums and galleries in 2019, inclusivity is not just a buzzword: it’s an invitation to open new routes to exploring art that give differently abled people access

‘Living with dementia, I meet many experts. Experts in medicine or research. Experts in how I should live my life,” says Ronan Smith. “But at an arts event, each one of us is an expert, because only we know what we like, or how a piece of art makes us feel.” Smith is reflecting on his experience of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Azure programme, where trained museum staff guide small groups of people...

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