Art Gallery of Nova Scotia CAGE 2017CAGE Conference 2017: Accessibility and Advocacy in Museums and Galleries

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM click here: CAGE 2017 Registration Form


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?


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 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 a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Sweeney, Visual Artist, Disability Art Professional and Manager of Public Programs and ArtReach at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

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!