Hosanna: Museums must break down all physical and cultural barriers


On the International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Director General of Museums spoke on the topic of disability and museums.

On the occasion of the International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Director General Museums Massimo Osanna spoke on the topic of disability and museums.

"As director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, I worked hard to ensure that a site of universal importance such as the ancient city of Vesuvius would be accessible to all. Today my new post allows me to decline this goal on a national scale, so that all the museums in our country, from the largest and most famous to the smallest and least known, can truly break down all physical and cultural barriers.“ ”I imagine an Italy,“ he concluded, ”in which no one, in visiting galleries, monuments, archaeological areas, feels different or not included, precisely in those places that instead find in inclusion their raison d’tre. With great commitment and spirit of service, all employees of the ministry, at every level, are already working for this."

The International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was established in 1992 by theUN to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities and combat all forms of discrimination."The social inclusion of persons with disabilities is an essential condition for sustaining human rights, sustainable development, peace and security,“ the UN website reads. ”A commitment to securing the rights of persons with disabilities is not just a matter of justice, it is an investment in a common future."

Hosanna: Museums must break down all physical and cultural barriers
Hosanna: Museums must break down all physical and cultural barriers