FA Semineri: “Making Museums Accessible to Everyone”, Çiğdem Aslantaş, 12:30 15 Mayıs 2024 (TR)

You are kindly invited to follow LUNCH TALK organized by the Department of Fine Arts, FADA, Bilkent University.

Title: ‘Making Museums Accessible to Everyone’

Date: May 15, 2024, Wednesday,
Time: 12:30-13:30
Place: FB 309

Within Curatorial Studies FA 467, we are thrilled to announce an upcoming talk where we will delve into the concept of accessibility within museums.

Speaker: Çiğdem Aslantaş (Bongo Art Project) Interior architect, entrepreneur

The lecture language will be Turkish. This is within the scope of GE 250.

Explanation: Bongo Art Project is a social enterprise that views museums as highly important educational and experiential spaces and works towards making them accessible to everyone. The initiative addresses ‘Museum Accessibility’ within the framework of seven criteria and collaborates with the public sector, private sector, civil society, and academia. In its first implementation, it transforms the Anatolian Civilizations Museum into the first accessible museum in Turkey for visually impaired and low vision individuals on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. In its second museum, it collaborates with the Hadi Sign social initiative to transform the Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum into Turkey’s first accessible museum for deaf and hearing-impaired individuals. Thirdly, it begins efforts to make the Republic Museum accessible for individuals with sensory sensitivities and those with autism. In addition to museum implementations, it initiates the Accessible Museum Archive project by partnering with Wikipedia TR and TEDU to create an inventory of accessible museums.