Accessible and inclusive: the Museum obtains the patronage of UICI Turin
There is a lot of talk about it, but what does it really mean to be an inclusive and accessible place of culture? This is a wide and evolving universe, but if we were to describe the two terms in a few simple words we could say that accessibility is instrumental, while inclusiveness is relational.
In the case of a museum, its spaces are accessible from the moment that the ideal ways of using them have been found for everyone, regardless of disability, but the museum itself becomes inclusive only if these ways do not require individuality, but keep the visitor with a disability in relation to everyone else.
In view of this, being able to create a tactile route that complements the traditional visit has allowed our Museum to obtain the patronage of the Turin section of the Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired, which was able to verify its accessibility and inclusiveness on 20 May.
The Reale Mutua Historical Museum is therefore one of the first places of culture in the Turin area to promote a culture of inclusion that sees the disabled person not as an individual to be accompanied in isolation from the context, but as a visitor to be involved within a classic museum experience, in relation to the space and the people around him.