The American and British embassies in Athens and the British Council present “Museums as Agents of Change: Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion,” at the Benaki Museum in Athens on Thursday, November 30, and at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki on Friday, December 1. The seventh edition of the Museum Conference, the organizers have invited professionals from museums and the wider cultural sector, artists and students to examine in which ways museums and cultural organizations can change the lives of people and constitute pillars of healthy communities. The conferences will include keynote addresses and a series of workshops, and will feature the following guest speakers: Nicole Ivy, director of inclusion, American Alliance of Museums, USA; Georgia Krantz, independent educator and accessibility consultant, USA; Sarah Plumb, research associate, Research Center for Museums and Galleries, University of Leicester, UK; and Matt and Jess Turtle, co-founders, Museum of Homelessness, UK. There will be simultaneous interpretation into Greek and English. Admission is free, on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration for the conference is available on eventbrite.com. Both conferences will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos,
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, 154 Egnatia,