Last week it was announced that Dr. Eliza Steinbock from Leiden University, together with their colleagues Prof. Dr. Hester Dibbits from the Reinwardt Academy and Dr. Dirk van den Heuvel from the New Institute, has been awarded the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) grant of 500.000 euro for the research project: The Critical Visitor: Intersectional Approaches for Rethinking & Retooling Accessibility and Inclusivity in Heritage Spaces. IHLIA will collaborate with the partners in a part of the project.
This research, which will run for four years (2020-2024), has the following subject: The Heritage Sector at a Crossroads: The way of Intersectionality
This project investigates how heritage institutions can achieve inclusion and accessibility within their organization, collection, and exhibition spaces that meets the breadth of demands placed by today’s “critical visitors.” Fifteen heritage partners collaborate on activities to develop language and tools that dismantle intersecting oppressions, forms of exclusion, and marginalization.
IHLIA congratulates Eliza Steinbock (photo) and their colleagues with this award and is very happy with this cooperation in the section: Founding an Inclusive Space: Legacies of Alternative Archiving Practices in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The research project takes place within the framework of the NWO programme Smart Culture: Arts and Cuture.