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Talk Online | Nothing about us without us - disability, inclusivity and engagement

Online | Nothing about us without us - disability, inclusivity and engagement


The three Subject Specialist Networks, ‘European Paintings pre-1900’, ‘Understanding British Portraits’ and ‘British Art Network’ have come together to explore the topic of health, wellbeing and inclusivity in the context of arts and heritage collections. Over a series of three online webinars, these themes will be discussed by a panel of arts and healthcare professionals.

Subtitles and a British Sign Language interpreter will be included in all the sessions.

15th April, 3-5pm: ‘Nothing about us without us - disability, inclusivity and engagement’

Convened by Tony Heaton, Sculptor and Disability Activist

This session explores the intersection between heritage collections, disability and wellbeing. Are disabled makers and visitors reflected in public collections and their programming? Do they have a voice at the table? Are sector professionals responsive to the wellbeing of disabled visitors? Tony Heaton speaks to museum professionals and artists in the first of three online sessions which consider the potential for museum/heritage collections to support and enhance visitor wellbeing.

Tony Heaton OBE is a practicing Sculptor, Chair of Shape Arts and Consultant/Advisor to many major cultural organisations, including: The British Council, Tate and Research Centre for Museums and Galleries. He is the initiator of NDACA- the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2013, for services to the arts and disability arts movement and has an Alumni Award from Lancaster University and honorary Doctorates from both the University of Leicester and the new University Bucks. His sculpture, Gold Lamé, recently occupied The Liverpool Plinth and is currently installed at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow.

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Event details

Thu 15 Apr 2021, 3:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

National Gallery
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Trafalgar Square

Phone: 020 7747 5820

Website: National Gallery

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