Case study: Auckland Art Gallery and access awareness training
Getting everybody in the same room at the same time was one of the main challenges faced by Meg Nicoll, Community Learning Co-ordinator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, as she was planning access training for staff.
“Creative scheduling – finding gaps in the schedule and asking people to come in outside of their normal working hours – helped overcome this challenge. We also tried to communicate clearly with plenty of notice so that people could come prepared.”
The Auckland Art Gallery holds New Zealand’s largest visual arts collection and makes these accessible to all its visitors.
“Access is built into our mission statement. We’re always looking for ways to improve our access, and provide meaningful programming that enables connections between art and people.”
In this case study, Meg talks to Arts Access Aotearoa about the challenges the gallery faced in implementing the access training programme, and the key elements that made the project a success.