Improving access to iconic Notts landmark
As part of the development of local landmark, Wollaton Hall, Melissa Lewis from Nottingham City Council’s Museums and Galleries department is working on a project to develop the natural history collection.
Visually impaired artists invited to have their say
As part of the project the Council is planning to develop a learning lab and visually impaired artists from My Sight Notts were invited to a one day session in September.
Our role was to ensure that the needs of people with sensory impairment are central to the new developments. Our group of visually impaired and dual sensory impaired artists were guided through the natural history collection which still has a very Victorian feel. We then had a tactile session touching exhibits like skulls and fossils.
The feedback from our group of local visually impaired people was that the displays needed to be modernised and brightened up.
Sensory impairments now central to the development of museums and galleries
Jeanne Roberts, Arts Development Officer at My Sight Notts, said: “We’re confident that people with sensory impairments who attend our arts groups are being listened to and their needs will be central to the developments of the Museums and Galleries in Nottingham, which is fantastic!”