Fiona joined the Science Museum Group in April 2021, in the newly developed role of Head of Access and Equity, to oversee the Groups public commitment and core value of being ‘Open for All’. For over 15 years Fiona has worked within Museum and third sector organisations to champion inclusive and accessible practice and is passionate about working collaboratively to create public spaces where we all feel ‘at home’.
Between 2011 – 2018 she played a central role in the development of ‘Unlimited’, a ground-breaking commissioning programme for disabled artists, working in partnership with cultural venues across the UK and internationally. At the British Museum Fiona worked with colleagues at a strategic level to embed Equality and Diversity across working practices and, in response to the altered world of Covid-19 developed a digital accessible events programme during the Museum’s 163 day closure.
Fiona Slater will be speaking at the Museums, Health & Wellbeing Summit 2024 :
An Exploration of Science Through the Senses
The Science Musuem, London contains a number of large, often busy galleries with exhibits and interactives to stimulate all the senses, but what are the implications of these for visitors and colleagues with sensory access requirements and people living with Dementia?