Aysha AlDhaheri is a young museum professional who currently leads on academic and community outreach unit at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
She focuses heavily on providing accessibility-based opportunities to diverse populations such as Seniors, People of Determination, Orphans, Juvenile Groups, and Hard-to-reach communities. Her practices are influenced by her belief that the museum’s space, collection, and architecture are for all, which ignites every individual’s creativity.
She has attained an honors degree, double majoring in Tourism Studies and Mass Comminutions(Public Relations) at the United Arab Emirates University, while on the dean’s list.
Aysha will be speaking at:
Museums, Health & Wellbeing Summit
Tuesday, 7th February 2023
Museum as a Space for Promoting True Accessibility
Although museums were only created for the elite, historically, they have now been transformed into a space for public encounters, regardless of the visitor’s background or any categorisation that marginalises a group of people. Following the post-modernistic movement, museums can provide accessibility to our communities by integrating mindfulness-based museum well-being programs. Museums can now tap into their therapeutic values to cater to the public’s social, physical, and mental well-being needs. With the collaborative efforts transversally within a museum space and the creation of mindfulness-based programming and experiences accompanied by empathy and cultural humility, best practices are incorporated within a unique space, collection, and architecture such as the one of Louvre Abu Dhabi.