Free

Disabled Access Day

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Colour photograph taken from the Wellcome Reading Room balcony looking down into the Reading Room, where a group of people are sitting in a circle listening to a Visitor Experience Assistant who is standing in front of them wearing a black t-shirt.

What you’ll do

Join us for a day of accessible events and activities where you will be able to discover our collections and think about health through tours, discussions and a hands-on workshop. Topics will include ancient surgery, architecture, and the healing qualities of music, sound and silence.

Disabled Access Day is a national day organised by Euan’s Guide, which recently awarded us Venue of the Year 2018.

About your contributors

Photograph of Chisato Minamimura

Chisato Minamimura

Artist

Chisato Minamimura is a professional conceptual dance choreographer, dance artist and British Sign Language art guide. Minamimura approaches choreography from her unique perspectives as a deaf artist, creating what she calls ‘visual sound/music’.

Photograph of Agnese Reginaldo

Agnese Reginaldo

Facilitator

Agnese Reginaldo is an art historian, whose work focuses on the intersection between art and wellbeing. Her practice aims to create a more effective connection between the public and contemporary art through public engagement activities. Agnese currently works at Wellcome Collection as a Visitor Experience Assistant, focusing on art and mental health.

Photograph of Nelly Ekström

Nelly Ekström

Guide

Nelly Ekström is a Culture Historian with an academic background in Museum and Heritage Studies. Fascinated by worlds of knowledge past and present, real and imagined, she creates immersive sensory engagement sessions, that offer new perspectives on the roles of art and science in our lives.

Photograph of Rock Webb

Rock Webb

Guide

Rock is a member of the Visitor Experience team. He is interested in anything ‘old’ whether interpreting objects in a museum, digging up the past through archaeology or exploring art through the use of traditional photography.

Dates

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Events

    • Workshop
    • Audio described

    AD Trepanation Station Workshop

    Information Point

    At this hands-on workshop, you will have the chance to work with replica tools to understand trepanation: an ancient surgery technique for drilling holes into human skulls for spiritual cures. Your activity will be audio described by Rock, a Visitor Experience Assistant trained in audio description by VocalEyes. Please be aware that equipment for the event includes animal parts (deer antler and tendon), and that all participants must be able to wear safety goggles throughout (provided by us). Limited spaces available.

    Just turn up
    • Discussion
    • Audio described

    AD Music in Medicine

    Reading Room

    In this discussion you will listen to music from different time periods and discover the effects of music on the brain. Your activity will be audio described by Nelly, a Visitor Experience Assistant trained in audio description by VocalEyes.

    Just turn up
    • Discussion
    • British Sign Language

    BSL What is Your Silence?

    Reading Room

    Join Visitor Experience Assistant Agnese Reginaldo and artist Chisato Minamimura for a conversation about the ways we all define, perceive and experience silence.

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    • Gallery tour
    • British Sign Language
    • Speech-to-text

    STT and BSL Tour of Global Clinic

    Information Point

    Join a tour of the Global Clinic, a temporary structure providing emergency services in remote locations. Discover how it was made and the materials used with Rock, one of our Visitor Experience Assistants. This tour will involve speech-to-text technology and BSL interpretation.

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