Community and Connection: Social responsibility in the heritage sector

Community and Connection: Social responsibility in the heritage sector

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:30pm

The Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society invites you to attend :”Community and Connection: Social responsibility in the heritage sector, a symposium on the topic of accessibility and inclusion in museums and galleries.

Museums and galleries play a meaningful social role in portraying historical and cultural narratives. However, the stories told and voices heard have been, to a great degree, limited to the status quo. If we are to create an environment that welcomes the breadth and diversity of our communities, we must redefine how we think about historical narratives and who gets to create them. How do those working in the heritage sector approach questions of access, diversity, and inclusion in their work?

While the discussion will be focused around disability and the arts, we will also be exploring and addressing the intersections between ableism, colonialism and race.

The event is free and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Should you have any other disability-related requirements, please contact Natalie by 13 March at or call at 613-297-1550.

10:00am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, 30 March, 2019, Alma Duncan Salon

This event is generously supported by Carleton Disability Awareness Centre, Carleton University Art Gallery, Carleton University Student Association, Ottawa Art Gallery, Paul Menton Centre, READ Initiative, School for Studies in Art and Culture.

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