Direct Access’ Steven Mifsud MBE to speak at 2024 Heritage Day Conference

A worm's eye view of the Church of Saint John in Waterloo, UK. A grand greek style building coloured a light brown with a large church tower ascending from the centre. An England flag can be seen on a pole at the front.

Direct Access founder Steven Mifsud MBE will speak at the annual Heritage Day Conference this year.

The hybrid conference will take place on 7th March, in-person at St John’s Church Waterloo, London, and will also be streamed live to virtual delegates.

Heritage Day is a leading heritage conference for all those interested in the sector and The Heritage Alliance has been running the event for over 10 years. It is a unique, sector-wide forum. It attracts heritage leaders, staff, and volunteers from charities, government departments, academia, funders, and commercial organisations to hear from the sector’s decision-makers, foster connections, and generate opportunities – all in one day.

Steven will speak on the importance that accessibility and inclusion play in the construction and refurbishment of museums and heritage sites, offering insight into how heritage organisations both commercial and non-commercial can become accessible and inclusive to attract more disabled visitors and young people while navigating issues which might arise from a site having Grade listed status.

Steven will draw from his experiences being the accessibility project lead for several major museum clients, including the Science Museum Group, Horniman Museum and Gardens, and the Royal Armouries. He will also discuss the opportunities technology presents in increasing accessibility at museums, including how Direct Access produces tactile maps and models enabling blind and partially sighted individuals to experience a museum’s wonders.

He will be joined by other sector leaders who are scheduled to speak at the event such as Historic England Chair Lord Neil Mendoza CBE, Dr Ingrid Samuel OBE, and Lord Stephen Parkinson (Conservative Minister for Arts and Heritage).

Direct Access has provided architectural design reviews for both new build and gallery redesigns and accessibility appraisals to support Lottery and other funding applications. Our past and current clients in the Heritage sector have included the Science Museum Group, Horniman Museum and Gardens, The Harris Museum, National Museum Wales, the City of Bath, Wroxeter Roman City, and the Royal Armouries.

A general view of the Wroxeter Roman City ruins on a bright sunny day. The sky is a deep sky blue. Stood in front of the ruins is a short, young white woman in a white dress and sunglasses, and a slightly taller white man in a white t-shirt and black trousers.

With thanks to Doyle of London, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons.

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