CAGE Conference 2017: Accessibility and Advocacy in Museums and Galleries, April 20-23
The 2017 CAGE Conference delves into questions about accessibility and advocacy within the context of Museum Education:
- What does it mean to be accessible?
- Who are museums/exhibitions/programs currently designed for?
- How do we as educators reach a full spectrum of community members with the resources we have?
- How do we prioritize the communities for which we advocate?
- How might a focus on inclusion open doors to transformative experiences and sustainable programming across the museum/gallery?
UPDATED CONFERENCE PROGRAM click here: Updated Conference Schedule April 6
Drawing on a wide range of perspectives, practices and theories including physical, intellectual, social and cultural accessibility considerations, this year’s proceedings feature a keynote presentation “Disabling the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist” by Amanda Cachia.
Amanda is an independent curator & critic specializing in bridging the arenas of contemporary art practice, politics and disability studies, currently the focus of her research as a PhD candidate in Art History, Theory and Criticism at the University of California in San Diego, USA.
The 2017 conference also features the panel “Moving from Adaptation to Reclamation” moderated by Elizabeth Sweeney, Visual Artist, Disability Art Professional and soon-to-be Program Officer at Canada Council.
The conference includes case studies from colleagues across the country, and programming at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and cultural institutions in the greater Halifax area. Delegates are invited to participate in discussions on identifying programming challenges, assessing current strategies, and steps forward for increasing accessibility in and beyond institutional frameworks.
CAGE is pleased to offer a special Sunday Optional Day Trip to Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove!
Conference Hotel Special Rates
Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax-Downtown
1960 Brunswick Street
(About 10 minute walk, uphill, from Art Gallery of Nova Scotia)
A unique group reservation link has been created for Canadian Art Gallery Educators delegates. Copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access rates available and make a reservation. Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly:
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Group Name: Canadian Art Gallery
Special Group Rate: $124.00 per day + 2% tourism levy and 15% HST Covered Parking: $10.00 per day plus HST. Parking is based on availability upon arrival (Standard rate $19.95 per day).
Group Cut-off Date: The hotel will honour this rate for reservations made by Friday March 24, 2017. Should you require further assistance, or prefer to make your reservation by phone, please call the hotel directly at 902-422-1391 or toll-free 1-855-331-0334. It is very important you refer to Group Code ART.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]