Session 1: Diverse audiences & social inclusion

Part I: Diverse audiences and social inclusion

Today’s museum audiences are highly diverse: intergenerational, transcultural, from a variety of social backgrounds, and with very individual physical and cognitive abilities. As keepers of cultural heritage, museums are responsible for providing cultural education to everyone. Yet diverse types of audiences require exhibits and educational programs designed to fit their specific needs. Meet three different European institutions and their extraordinary approaches to being all inclusive.

Part II: Diverse audiences and social inclusion

How are children’s museums adapting to the needs of their community?
Experiences from across the pond have been collected by our friends from ACM. Four speakers from the USA, South America and Africa will discuss how their museums have engaged their communities around issues of social and cultural inclusion, with the intention of creating safe and necessary places for children and families.


Bettina Deutsch-Dabernig
FRida & freD – The Graz children’s museum |AUSTRIA


Jenni Martin
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose |USA

Petra Katzenstein
Jewish Cultural Quarter Amsterdam |THE NETHERLANDS


Laura Huerta Migus
Association of Children’s Museums |USA

Jennifer Rehkamp
Association of Children’s Museums |USA


Juan Carlos Novoa
Tin Marin, Museo de los Ninos |EL SALVADOR

Karima Grant
ImagiNation Afrika |SENEGAL