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Tactile Access to Collections Workshop

The Tactile Access to Collections Workshop combines practical and theoretical activities to help you develop opportunities for the delivery of tactile access to your collections. Participants will learn:

– The benefits derived from handling objects.

– An overview of approaches to object handling employed in organisations of a range of scales/types.

– How accessioned collections can be safely used in a public object handling programme, including how to assess their suitability and restrictions for use.

– An introduction to policies and procedures that can support the effective provision of tactile access.

– How to plan a meaningful engagement opportunities involving object handling, using a session development matrix, learning theory and examples of good practice from other organisations.

– Confidence to facilitate tactile access to your collections, and implement a robust structure for managing an object handling programme.

The workshop is suitable for curatorial and learning staff who are interested to create/develop opportunities and an infrastructure for the public to handle objects from their collections.

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