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Conversation@PAM: Belonging - Accessibility & Advocacy in the Museum

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Join activist Alice Wong and curator and historian Amanda Cachia for an engaging dialogue centered on accessibility and advocacy.

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What does it mean to be accessible? Who are museums/exhibitions/programs currently designed for? How do we reach a full spectrum of community members with the resources we have? What opportunities are we missing by generalizing our efforts? How might a focus on diversity open doors to transformative experiences and sustainable programming across the museum and gallery space.

Join activist Alice Wong and curator and historian Amanda Cachia for an engaging dialogue centered on accessibility and advocacy in the museum and creative arts field

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Amanda Cachia:

Amanda Cachia received her PhD in Art History, Theory & Criticism at the University of California San Diego in Spring 2017, and is an independent curator and critic from Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art; curatorial studies and activism; exhibition design and access; decolonizing the museum; and the politics of disability in visual culture. Cachia has curated approximately 40 exhibitions, many of which contain social justice themes and content. She is an art history lecturer for Otis College of Art and Design, California Institute of the Arts, and California State University Long Beach. She is currently preparing her manuscript regarding the work of contemporary disabled artists, solicited by Duke University Press, in addition to editing a volume of essays with Routledge entitled Curating Access: Contemporary Art and Creative Accommodation.

Alice Wong:

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker, and consultant. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project® (DVP), an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Currently, Alice is the Editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people, available now by Vintage Books (2020).

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