It’s been an amazing journey so far for BWM documenting the fantastic Sensing Culture project with the RNIB. Each of the partner sites has worked incredibly hard to make their venues accessible and welcoming to blind and partially-sighted visitors, and has taken a thoughtful and innovative approach to their projects.
As we gear up to film the final events and culminations of SC, we wanted to share some of the great events coming up. Whether you are yourself BPS, or know someone who is, or just love visiting arts and heritage sites, the South West has some incredible options.
In July, Lewes Castle will launch their outstanding audio tour features, which includes a guiding app for iOS and Android which takes visitors around the museum and the castle. As well as audio commentary, visitors will enjoy dramatic re-enactments which bring to life the history of the castle. For more information on how to visit Lewes Castle and enjoy their new audio tour launching this summer, please visit them here.
The Booth Museum in Brighton is hosting a focus group for BPS visitors and is soon to be launching their exciting new accessible exhibition features. For more information on visiting the Booth Museum, please click here.
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury has been busily running a programme of events for BPS participants, including some fantastic art and craft workshops led by BPS artists. For more information on visiting and taking part, visit the Beaney here.
The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection will soon be launching its exciting accessible exhibition, featuring some great 3D-printed touchable objects that also play with temperature and texture. The exhibition also includes audio descriptions and is ideal for any fan of Conan Doyle & Sherlock Holmes. More info to come on this exhibition date, but for now, please head over here for more information on the Conan Doyle Collection.
And, finally, Oxford University Museums are already in full swing with their volunteer-led accessible guiding programme. The Museums’ volunteer base has been training and working incredibly hard to make sure that every visitor to every museum in their cluster feels welcomed, and can enjoy fully the great array of wonders that the museums have to offer. You don’t have to book, but for more information on the Oxford project, you can visit their dedicated Sensing Culture blog over here.
Brickworks Media has been filming each partner site as they develop and realise their projects. It’s truly an honour to work with this HLF-funded project, and we can’t wait to see some more accessible outcomes.