Beyond Accessibility: The Belonging and Participation of Deaf Subjects in the Art Museum of Rio (MAR)

Vanessa Bartolo Guimarães Pereira, Silvia Borges Corrêa, Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus


Based on a Gramscian perspective on accessibility and inclusion, this article aims to analyze the actions carried out by the Art Museum of Rio (Museu de Arte do Rio, MAR, in Portuguese) that provide for the participation and belonging of deaf subjects who use the Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) in their institutional space. MAR, one of the newest museums in Rio de Janeiro, planned and implemented in the context of the revitalization process of the city’s Port Zone, stands out in the Brazilian museum scene with a management that consolidates actions aimed at guaranteeing deaf people’s linguistic rights through Libras.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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