The present proposal aims at analysing the concept of accessibility in the Italian university museums, especially in the school and education ones. In the contemporary complex social context, the presence of people with different types of disabilities and of ethnic minorities makes extremely necessary to promote the recognition of these disadvantaged groups in cultural institutions and to develop their social inclusion. Especially in museums linked to formal education systems, such as university museums, accessibility should not be considered only as a mere welcoming action, but support all people growth, proposing activities and tools for cultural heritage fruition to an increasing number of users. Moreover, since universities museums play a pivotal role in the student’s professional training and knowledge development, accessibility appears necessary in the promotion of a meaningful and deep museum experience.
Poce, A., Re, M.R., Fincato, V. (2019). Accessibility in Italian University Museums of school and education. In INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE The Museum for All People: Art, Accessibility and Social Inclusion. Book of Abstract. Madrid : The MUSACCES Consortium.