Sensing Culture: insights into how to improve the visitor experience for blind & partially sighted people

In May 2018, four museums/services came together to share with the sector their learning through participation in Sensing Culture, a three-year (2015-18) Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) initiative designed to improve museum access. Ruth Clarke, Inclusion Associate from the Fitzwilliam Museum, shares her top ten tips, thoughts and takeaways from what was a content-rich and thought-provoking event. The… Read full article

Reflecting on the findings of the UCM Nursery in Residence Project

After six months of reflection and writing about the University of Cambridge Museums Nursery in Residence, we are excited to be able to share the findings of our collaborative, practitioner-led research project. ‘Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe what children do, and then, if you have understood it well, perhaps teaching will be different from… Read full article

A school trip in the MAA

Autism, Accessibility and Our Public Spaces

With support and input from families and professionals dealing with autism on a daily basis, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has been working on a project to become more accessible to those on the autistic spectrum. This blog post explores the importance of, and the journey to, becoming more autism accessible. While most people have heard of autism, they… Read full article