The 4th edition of the Culture Access Week will be held from 19 to 25 June 2017.

This will be the time to reflect on access and create greater awareness regarding the mission and objectives of Access Culture. This is the time to thank all our partners and volunteers. Together we work to make difference mainstream .

Here is the programme for this year’s edition:

“The inclusion of migrants and refugees: the role of cultural organisations”
Available here for free
19 June, 6:30 pm
British Council, Lisbon
Free entry
Special guest
Almir Koldzic, Counterpoints Arts

This e-publication includes:

  • 10 interviews with people responsible for cultural projects for and with migrants and refugees, namely: Counterpoints Arts (United Kingdom); Association Renovar a Mouraria (Portugal); Roskilde Libraries (Roskilde Bibliotekerne, Denmark); TODOS – Caminhada de Culturas (Portugal); NOESIS – Science Centre and Technology Museum of Thessaloniki (Greece); Portuguese Refugee Council (Portugal); National Museums Liverpool (United Kingdom); Museum Rotterdam (The Netherlands); Migration Museum Project (United Kingdom); Institute for Canadian Citizenship (Canada)
  • a translation of the manual “Museums, migration and cultural diversity: recommendations for museums” – edited by Deutscher Museumsbund and translated into english by NEMO – Network of European Museum Organisations;
  • useful contacts;
  • bibliography and other references.

With the support of:
This project was supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Almir Kaldzic will travel to Portugal with the support of the British Council.


Open Access: a new world
20 June, 6.30 pm
Évora, Lisboa, Olhão, Porto
Free entry

How has the digitalisation of our collections changed our relationship with people? What are the challenges? What are our doubts and fears? This debate is a prelude for our annual conference, “Open access: new contents, new relationships, new horizons”, which will take place on 16 October at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.


21 June, 6.30 pm
Marvila Library, Lisbon
Free entry

This year, Access Culture received 40 applications, the highest number ever. Small and large institutions, small and large projects. Who will the winner be?


19 to 25 June
Cultural organisations all over the country are taking us to behind-the-scenes tours, introducing us to the professionals and their work.

Is it possible to capture accessibility?

19 to 25 June
Can one capture the concept of access in one image? Send us your photos between 19 and 24 June. The winner will be announced on 25 June, it will be the photo with more “Likes” on our Facebook page.