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Israel holds forum on accessibility in museums

The Caesarea Museums in Israel with old art monument
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Museums in Israel participated in a forum with the Israel Council of Museums (ICOM) to discuss best practices to improve service for persons with disabilities.

The goal of the Forum for Accessibility and Inclusiveness in Museums was to gather together a network of museums and provide a platform where professionals can share ideas and experiences, promote education, and create a lobby to influence the future legislature forward these types of programs, JPost reports.

The forum was originally initiated by the Tower of David Museum, which gathered museum officials’ collection virtually to discuss goals of inclusiveness during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Tower of David Museum is committed to developing inclusive programming and easy access for all its visitors,” said its director Eilat Lieber.

“Through imaginative programming over the last few years, the museum has brought new and diverse audiences into the world of culture and heritage and has established a forum to share like ideas among all cultural institutions in Jerusalem.”

“We look forward to expanding this forum together with ICOM to make inclusivity a standard in all museums in Israel,” she said.

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