The Importance Of Museum Art

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Nowadays, the world is involved in the fight for equality. The equality should take place in a wide range of areas. One of the bright examples of the necessity of applying the equality within the society and by this making it more inclusive is the perception of art. The right to perceive art spreads not only on the able-bodied but also on people with various disabilities. According to the Disability Discrimination Act in Britain that was passed in 1995, it is illegal for the institutions to provide discrimination against disabled people. In this sense, such institutes as museums and galleries become more inclusive and concerned with the policies towards impaired visitors. The policies include special signs and places for wheelchairs as well as aids for visually impaired guests of the institutions. The museums are now obliged to equip the buildings, namely, exhibition space with the access for disabled people to the arts. In this essay I will try to discuss the issues of creating more inclusive museum space taking into account the relationship between the types of perception and knowledge and, in addition, review the current cases of introducing more impaired accessible exhibitions that are practiced in several world-popular museums.
Kevin Hetherington in his article about the relationship between visual impairment and museums (2003) discusses the concept of proximal and distal knowledge. The main idea of these two notions is that people experience the object by the sight,

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