Keynote | From accesibility to inclusion to Open Source

Marleen Hartjes is a museum education / mediation developer and as accessibility manager responsible for the Special Guests programme at the Van Abbemuseum. A museum of modern and contemporary art in Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

The programme is designed to enhance the museums accessibility and inclusion for everyone, regardless of any restrictions, gender, cultural background or handicaps.

She developed various programmes in cooperation with the constituencies, special tours, projects and additional services for blind, blind deaf and partially sighted visitors, visitors that are deaf or hard of hearing, non-mobile visitors, visitors with autism and visitors with aphasia, all of this next to the Alzheimer tours the museum already offered.

Last but not least, she launched a museum app for the hospital based, with the inspiring stories from children about art works of the museum collection. To let them forget the world of hospitals and sickness to enter a world of possibilities and dreams.

Marleen Hartjes will present her Unlimited Van Abbe program through practical examples and projects, in which we will discover her motivations, her learnings and what her projects are in the future.