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Introduction to Access

Introduction to Access

"Providing inclusive and appropriate access to collections, exhibitions and resources is one of the primary goals of a museum or gallery.

It is quite common for organisations to focus on the physical aspects of access – getting into and moving around the building – and not realise how much broader barriers to access can be. Improving access across a broad range of issues will create a more welcoming environment and lead to greater and more diverse visitation. This guide analyses six access categories:

  • physical and sensory;
  • cultural;
  • social;
  • intellectual;
  • attitudinal; and
  • financial."

A free download by the Museums and Galleries of NSW