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Postdigital Lunch 05: Digital cultural education: Aiming to be there for everyone.

The fifth Postdigital Lunch with the theme "Cultural education digital: We want to be there for everyone" took place on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Sophia Gröschke, Prof. Dr. Sandra Verena Müller, Prof. Dr. Ina Schiering and Prof. Dr. Ruth Schilling spoke about digital formats and accessibility in museums.

Museums today are increasingly positioning themselves in response to social debates and are opening up to a more diverse audience. Publicly funded cultural institutions in particular have a clear educational mission for all groups of the population - including their digital channels. How does the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, as one of the most important cultural foundations in the country, approach the topic of inclusion and accessibility regarding digital mediation? An insight into a practical example shows the underlying considerations, but also the challenges that arise in implementation and interaction with analog conditions. Who do you think of when you wish to design digital services in a accessible way? Would it be possible to make an inclusive offer in an app (as a media guide)? Or should a separate offer be developed for each group? What possibilities do we have, for example, with an app that can appeal to different senses? Is it sufficient to make a digital offering such as the app accessible if the museum itself is not? What goals do museums pursue when introducing digital services? Or do digital services themselves create new barriers? What are our experiences in evaluating digital services and what are our recommendations and wishes for an integrated funding landscape?

Find the full talk here:

Sophia Gröschke, Cultural Education Officer, Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Dr. Folker Metzger, Head of the Cultural Education Department, Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Prof. Dr. Sandra Verena Müller, Chair of Rehabilitation and Participation, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Ina Schiering, Deputy Head of the Institute for Information Engineering, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Ruth Schilling, Head of the program area "Shipping and Society"/ Professorship of Communication Museum-related History of Science, German Maritime Museum/ Leibniz Institute for Maritime History (University of Bremen)