New coordinator for the accessibility network of Nordic museums
I, Helga Einarsdóttir, am very honoured to have been chosen for the role of a coordinator for the network of Culture for All 2009. I am educated as an ethnologist and a teacher and I work as a museum teacher at the National Museum of Iceland. Please do not hesitate contacting me with any request concerning the network.
Museums and other cultural institutions should be an interesting place to visit for everybody. Accessibility at museums and other cultural institutions has increased greatly through the years making it easier for everybody to enjoy the visit. The Culture for All network is a good opportunity for Nordic museums to give an example of the good work they are doing.
Accessibility is a wide field of different factors that all play equally important role. Physical, mental and social factors, to name only few, can always be improved and there museums can learn from each other. It is my aim for the year 2009 that the network will grow and continue to be used as a field where cultural institutions can mediate their expertise and experience in the field of accessibility.
I wish you all a happy new year 2009 and look forward to another good year of Culture for All. Please do not hesitate contacting me with any request concerning the network.
Helga Einarsdóttir, coordinator
The National Museum of Iceland
A note from last year coordinator
Hello dear members of Culture for All network.
The year 2008 has gone quickly, it has been a year of great challenges for us everyone. I am very fond over to have may work with the website Culture for All. For Sweden this has meant several interesting seminars for example "Bildsymboler för många fler" and celebration of Independent Living organization 25 years jubilee in November. Sweden goes now before a new year with ratification of the disability convention.
I will wish Helga, Bryndis and of course Iceland best of luck with the access work.
Jeanette Rangner Jacobsson
Helga Einarsdóttir and Jeanette Rangnar in Stockholm November 2008.