Jaipur, 4 December: On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December, a publication, ‘Access in Museums in South Asia: Learning from the Commonwealth Association of Museums’ Regional Workshop 2016, in partnership with the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust’ has been released.
Edited by Mrinalini Venkateswaran, Catherine C Cole and Giles Tillotson, the publication is the outcome of a collaborative workshop on ‘Access in Museums in South Asia’ that was held in the City Palace in Jaipur on March 2016. It brought together a variety of museum and heritage professionals to learn about access.
The publication is supported by a special projects grant from the International Council of Museums (ICOM). It includes the ‘Jaipur Declaration on Access to Museums’ which was issued at the end of the workshop. Practical advice and suggestions were given on how to become more inclusive as a museum professional and institution.
It can be freely downloaded from http://www.maltwood.uvic.ca/cam/publications/access-museums-south-asia.html and www.royaljaipur.in.