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Space and Activities For the Disabled and Elders
‘Make Museums and Museum Learning Accessible to All’ Symposium

On August 30, the National Museum of Korea hosted a symposium about museum education with the topic ‘Make Museums and Museum Learning Accessible to All’. The annual symposium focuses on current issues in museum education and this year in particular looked into the strategies to make museums more accessible to culturally vulnerable people. The first part of the conference was titled <Direction and Utilization of Museum Space> followed by the second part titled <Educational Objectives and Practices> and these included presentations on the social role of museums on educational directions, the inclusive designs and services and the museum experience of visually and hearing impaired visitors as well as the elderly. The NMK intends to strengthen links with special needs schools and institutions to make the museum more accessible to culturally vulnerable people. Furthermore, it aims to create a separate section for learning for people with special needs in order to build a solid system for comprehensive learning of disabled groups.