Museums without barriers : a new deal for disabled people / Fondation de France, ICOM

Fondation de France | ICOM.
ISBN: 0415069947.Edition: 1rst ed.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991Description: xiii, 214 p.Series: The Heritage: care-preservation-management: Summary: How can museums be made accessible for all? What work has been done for disabled people? Where are pioneering studies being made? Museum professionals have taken the lead in providing improved access for disabled people. The problems they face are enormous: ill-adapted buildings, problems of security and above all a lack of funding and resources. Though great progress has been made, much remains to be done. This book is a unique survey of projects both planned and executed. It provides a guide to the best modern museum practice in respect of disability and sets out an agenda for future action in museums worldwide. Museums Without Barriers is essential reading for all those professionally concerned with museums and the cultural heritage, with museum architecture and design, and with services for disabled people. (Font: Editor)
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How can museums be made accessible for all? What work has been done for disabled people? Where are pioneering studies being made? Museum professionals have taken the lead in providing improved access for disabled people. The problems they face are enormous: ill-adapted buildings, problems of security and above all a lack of funding and resources. Though great progress has been made, much remains to be done. This book is a unique survey of projects both planned and executed. It provides a guide to the best modern museum practice in respect of disability and sets out an agenda for future action in museums worldwide. Museums Without Barriers is essential reading for all those professionally concerned with museums and the cultural heritage, with museum architecture and design, and with services for disabled people. (Font: Editor)

List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Preface -- I. Cultural policies concerning disabled people, in France and abroad: European policy for the integration of disabled people into cultural life / Bernhard M. Wehrens ; The policy of the Ministry of Culture in France / Dominique Charvet ; Access to historical monuments for disabled people: the policy of the Direction du Patrimoine (French Directorate of the Heritage) / Anne Magnant ; ‘Cry Freedom' after Attenborough: a review of the work of the United Kingdom Committee of Inquiry into the Arts and Disabled People / Peter Senior ; Facilities for disabled people in French national museums / Alain Erlande-Brandenburg ; The work of the Commission on the Disabled at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, and the Charter for the Disabled / Louis Avan ; The 'Handicap and Culture' programme at the Foundation de France: a ten-year assessment / Nancy Breitenbach ; Changing basic attitudes / Fram Schouten --II. Funding possibilities: Museums and sponsorship / Roland May ; The Fondation de France as sponsor / Sylvie Tsyboula ; The Carnegie United Kingdom Trust: me ADAPT Fund -- III. Museums and physical disabilities: Adapting historic buildings to make them accessible to disabled people / Francisco García Aznarez ; The needs of people with walking handicaps. The Association des Paralysés de France / Pascal Dubois ; The training of architects in Europe / Piero Cosulich ; Ergonomics and museology / Louis-Pierre Grosbois ; Accessibility at the Greater Louvre, Paris / C. C. Pei ; Accessibility at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris / Jean-Paul Philippon ; The 'Venice for all' project, Italy / Piero Cosulich -- IV. Museums and people with impaired vision: Museums and the visually handicapped / Marcus Weisen ; The many forms of visual handicap / Robert Benoist ; An introduction to art as a means to a therapy to be practised by disabled and non-sighted people / Michel Bourgeois-Lechartier ; The blind and museums: choosing works of art for tactile observation / Gilles Grandjean ; Art and the visual handicap. A role for the associations for the blind, the museums and art associations and me official cultural authorities / Marcus Weisen ; The new technologies in the service of visually handicapped visitors to museums / Hoëlle Corvest ; Paintings and visually impaired people / William Kirby ; Touch exhibitions in the United Kingdom / Anne Pearson ; Blind children in the museums of Budapest, Hungary / Zoltan Gollesz ; A current experiment at the Château de Blois, France: visits for the blind / Martine Tissier de Mallerais ; The Museum for the Blind in Brussels, Belgium / Micheline Ruyssinck, Mieke Van Raemdonck ; Receiving visually handicapped and non-sighted children at the Natural History Museum in Bordeaux, France / Janine Prudhomme ; The tactile museum at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Athens, Greece / Iphigenia Benaki ; The tactile museum in Budapest, Hungary / Emese Szoleczky ; Learning with all the senses / Angelika Schmidt-Herwig -- V. Museums and people with impaired hearing: The deaf / Bernard Mottez ; Sufferers from defective hearing and the new techniques for communication / Eric Bizaguet ; Reception services for the deaf at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie at La Villette in Paris / Guy Bouchauveau ; International Visual Art for the Deaf / Béatrice Derycke -- VI. Museums and mentally disabled people: Art and museums even for those who suffer the worst disadvantage / Jean de Ponthieu ; Museum programmes designed for mentally disabled visitors / Charles K. Steiner ; The National Museum of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Germany / Gert Reising ; Services for the mentally handicapped at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland / Jan Daniel Artymowsski ; Afterword / Nancy Breitenbach -- Select bibliography -- Note on me Fondation de France and ICOM -- List of contributors -- Index

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