Museums reach out with accessible exhibits, programmes, amenities

Artist Zulkifle Mahmod's Raising Spirits And Restoring Souls (below), commissioned for the Singapore Art Museum's 5 Stars exhibition in 2015, has been adapted into a portable, interactive artwork (left) for the SAM Touch Collection. Artist David Chan
Artist Zulkifle Mahmod's Raising Spirits And Restoring Souls, commissioned for the Singapore Art Museum's 5 Stars exhibition in 2015, has been adapted into a portable, interactive artwork (above) for the SAM Touch Collection.PHOTOS: SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM
Artist Zulkifle Mahmod's Raising Spirits And Restoring Souls (below), commissioned for the Singapore Art Museum's 5 Stars exhibition in 2015, has been adapted into a portable, interactive artwork (left) for the SAM Touch Collection. Artist David Chan
Artist Zulkifle Mahmod's Raising Spirits And Restoring Souls (above), commissioned for the Singapore Art Museum's 5 Stars exhibition in 2015, has been adapted into a portable, interactive artwork for the SAM Touch Collection.
Artist Zulkifle Mahmod's Raising Spirits And Restoring Souls (below), commissioned for the Singapore Art Museum's 5 Stars exhibition in 2015, has been adapted into a portable, interactive artwork (left) for the SAM Touch Collection. Artist David Chan
Artist David Chan's Utama's Cat (above) has been adapted into a portable, interactive artwork for the SAM Touch Collection.
Artist Zulkifle Mahmod's Raising Spirits And Restoring Souls (below), commissioned for the Singapore Art Museum's 5 Stars exhibition in 2015, has been adapted into a portable, interactive artwork (left) for the SAM Touch Collection. Artist David Chan
Artist David Chan's Utama's Cat has been adapted into a portable, interactive artwork (above) for the SAM Touch Collection.

Museums here are working on ways to ensure exhibitions are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Take the ongoing Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. exhibition at both National Gallery Singapore and the private ArtScience Museum.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2019, with the headline 'Museums reach out with accessible exhibits, programmes, amenities'. Print Edition | Subscribe