Design for All Interview: GVAM shares its expertise with the museum sector in Brazil


Interview: GVAM shares its expertise with the museum sector in BrazilAccording to GVAM, the accessible virtual museum guide and Design for All Foundation award finalist 2013, Brazil is currently experiencing a major cultural drive. With this in mind, José Pajares, GVAM's Researcher and Product Director recently visited Rio de Janeiro to investigate approaches to implementing new technologies and accessibility in Brazilian museums. 

In an interview to share his experiences with the GVAM team, he notes how he was struck by the country's strong academic tradition in museology, with, for example, 12 specialist faculties dedicated to the topic. As there is no well-established tradition of new technologies and accessibility, many stakeholders are initiating innovative projects. 
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The interview opens with his reflection that, perhaps because Brazil does not have the same quantity of historical heritage as in Europe, a greater level of creativity and sensitivity is required when it comes to identifying and evaluating its heritage, both tangible and intangible. To this end, they have adopted important measures to ensure that Brazil is a leader in cultural affairs, such as enacting a federal law to promote culture and reinforcing the importance of educational departments in museums. 

To read the full interview, visit the GVAM website.


Source:

http://www.designforall.org/en/novetats/noticia.php?id=1915

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