The MUSACCES Consortium (UCM-UNED-AUM) cordially invites you to participate in the International Conference «The Museum for all people: art, accessibility and social inclusion», that will be held on April 2-5, 2019, in the city of Madrid.
The conference aims to provide a forum for exchange and debate among museum managers, professors, researchers, artists, students and cultural practitioners regarding improving access in art museums to all people, regardless of any specific needs they may have.
This International Conference seeks to become a forum for reflection on the conceptual problems in the definition of the museum for all. We are confident that the overlap between intellectual interdisciplinary borders (art history, cultural heritage, museology, art criticism, aesthetics, communication, education, tourism, technology, preservation and restoration, etc.) will allow us to propose strategies for cultural action devised to expand accessibility in the museum to all people.
Keynote Speakers: Hans-Martin Hinz (ex president ICOM), Charles Robert Saumarez Smith (ex director National Gallery), James Bradburne ( Pinacoteca di Breda), Maria Gravari-Barbas (UNESCO Heritage), Nicole Gesché-Koning (Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles / ICOM), Horst Bredekamp (Humboldt University of Berlin), José Manuel Cruz Valdovinos (UCM), Antonella Poce (Università Roma Tre), Tim Coughlan (Open University), Alice Semedo (Universidade do Porto), Lola Álvarez (Universidad de Granada), Eloísa Pérez Santos (UCM y Ministerio de Cultura), Encarna Lago (Red de Museos de Lugo), Hugues Dreysse (Université de Strasbourg), Juan M. Monterroso (USC), Federico Castro y Victoria Díaz (UC3M).
Participation in the conference will be open to contributions via a Call for papers. Moreover, the conference will have breakup sessions, specific seminars, concurrent activities and will feature internationally renowned speakers.