Merseyside Sight Loss Council – ‘Bringing Museums to Life’
Saturday 25 November 10:30am - 1:00pm
Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG
Do you want to learn more about museums and how you can access them as a blind or partially sighted (BPS) person? Join us at our free event created and delivered to you in partnership with the Museum of Liverpool.
About the event
At the event, you will hear from the Museum of Liverpool about its Curating for Change programme. This includes what has been done to improve access and better represent disabled people.
We will also listen to your own feedback about what more can be done to improve museums. You will get the opportunity to share how you feel we could make them become more accessible and welcoming places for BPS visitors.
There will also be an opportunity to do some object handling, crafts and visit the Happiness exhibition.
Sighted guides will be available at the event.
Merseyside Sight Loss Council member, James Connell, said:
“We are inviting blind and partially sighted people to come along to the Museum of Liverpool to enjoy the experience, using your other senses. It promises to be a great day and the hope is, that after the event ,you will have a greater understanding of just how inclusive museums can be.”
Mike Wright, Merseyside SLC member, said:
“This event is being hosted by National Museums Liverpool and Merseyside Sight Loss Council. We want you to experience how a museum can be fulfilling and accessible for blind and partially sighted people.”
Iris Sirendi, Curating for change fellow, Museum of Liverpool, added:
“As a curator working on projects related to disability history, I’m really passionate about access and inclusion. But as a disabled person, I’m very aware of the barriers to museums as a visitor, how they might not always feel like a place we belong.
“Here at Museum of Liverpool, I’ve been trying my best to create work that is both accessible and inclusive. I wanted to make it a museum that everyone can enjoy, and one that everyone feels represented by.”
- Date and time: Saturday, 25 November 2023, 10.30am – 1.00pm
- Venue: Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG
- This event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Sighted guides will be in attendance at the event to offer support.
- Booking is required. If you are bringing a guide or companion with you, they will need to book a separate place, under their name, to attend. This is to enable us to manage numbers for the size of the venue.
- Closing date Thursday 23 November, 5pm
As part of Disability History Month there will be events and talks taking place throughout the day. People are welcome to stay beyond 1pm to join in with these events, being run by the museum.
This free event is for blind and partially sighted people living in Merseyside. Attending the event is a great way to find out more about the work of Sight Loss Councils and the ways in which people can get involved.
Merseyside Sight Loss Council at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
About Sight Loss Councils
Sight Loss Councils are led by blind and partially sighted members. Together, they tackle local issues and work with businesses and service providers to improve the accessibility of their services.
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