Accessibility and diversity checklist for museums

In need of inspiration for accessibility and diversity work? Check out our checklist for museums – now available in English!

Culture for All Service published an accessibility and diversity checklist for museums in Finnish and Swedish in 2021. Now the checklist has been translated into English in cooperation with The Finnish National Committee of ICOM.

The checklist can be used to independently assess and develop accessibility and diversity in museums. The aim is to make museums pleasant and meaningful places for as many people as possible.

The checklist serves as a support for considering different aspects of accessibility and for developing your own ideas. The checklist serves as a to-do-list, a tool to support the development of ideas in the daily life of a museum. You can detach parts from the list and adapt them to your own needs, such as exhibition planning, communications development, notes for customer service desks, training material etc.

A glossary is attached to the checklist to explain the terms used.

All three language versions of the checklist are available on the website of Culture for All:

About the publishers:

Culture for All Service / Association for Culture on Equal Terms promotes cultural services that are inclusive, equitable and take diverse audiences and art professionals into account.

ICOM Finland is a national committee of the International Museum Council that is closely related to UNESCO. ICOM Finland promotes the visibility of the Finnish museum know-how internationally, for example by translating Finnish publications into English.