Frequently asked questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions here.
STUDIO i is an initiative of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Van Abbemuseum. These two museums have acknowledges that like many other cultural institutions, they are not fully accessible or inclusive, and they wish to join forces with others to change that situation.
Together with the other creative industries and partners with specialist knowledge, they are seeking to make the cultural sector more inclusive.
Watch our animation about the reasons for an inclusive cultural sector.
STUDIO i aims to give a lasting impulse to accessibility and inclusion by gathering and sharing knowledge, by informing, inspiring and connecting people. Both project museums do this by organising experimental projects/sub-projects, in addition to courses and information sessions. It would also like to share inclusive initiatives across the sector. On this website you can find inspiring cases, tools and other great examples.
STUDIO i is happy to share inclusive initiatives with the sector on this website. Are you proud of your organisation and inclusive projects, programmes and/or diverse HR policy? If so, find out more here.
You can also contact us if you want to help create a more inclusive cultural sector in any other way.
STUDIO i would like to offer guidance in the process that many cultural institutions want to get involved in, and help create a more inclusive cultural sector.
We do not presume to know everything there is to know on the subject. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven are both in the midst of a process of inclusion. That is why we are collaborating with the sector and with partners who possess specialist knowledge and experience.
In the past, both of these project museums have collaborated on accessibility initiatives for a range of new target audiences: Unforgettable Museum and Special Guests. The Stedelijk Museum and the Van Abbemuseum are now reaching out with STUDIO i to take the next step towards creating more inclusive organisations.
To name one example, the Stedelijk Museum has launched an Inclusion and Accessibility Council made up of employees to issue advice to the Management. The Van Abbemuseum also works with community constituents from its immediate surroundings in Eindhoven.
STUDIO i receives a lot of work experience and research requests. If want to be sure of getting an answer, do some thorough background reading first, and then formulate your request in specific terms.
If you have a general question that you can’t find the answer to on the website, please get in touch with Marike Geurts. If you have a specific question about a sub-project at one of the museums, please email the Project Manager concerned.