The Department of Cultural Mediation and Accessibility is a development space for equal opportunities access to culture, with the aim of promoting participation and removing all physical, cultural and social barriers.

The Department of Cultural Mediation and Accessibility was set up in February 2016 with the aim of making the resources of the Uffizi Galleries available for educational purposes, for use by a public with specific requirements.

The Department works with both single visitors and groups – up to a maximum of 10 people – to which it can offer a wide range of tours.

To promote an active, participatory interpretation of the cultural content, the Department’s operators work together with day centres, entities, associations, non-profit organisations, etc., to design and create special, in-depth tours, boosting full involvement.

The Museum therefore becomes a space in which everyone can interact with the artworks, and no longer an exclusive place for specialists.

The different accessibility projects are in fact the result of a desire to involve the public in social inclusion with a broad reach, and specifically, they are aimed at disabled people, migrants, the elderly and all people living in conditions of social disadvantage.

In a viewpoint in which heritage serves to convey social and not just cultural values, creating meaning, the Uffizi Galleries have set themselves the objective of becoming a place for socialisation and exchanges of experience, for informed human growth.

 

Contacts

For more information, write to uffiziaccessibili@beniculturali.it,

or call +39 055 2388617 from Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 01:00am (also from 03:00pm to 05:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

 

Info

To book visits, please contact the Department at least 10 days beforehand. Our maximum group size is 12 people, including the group leader.

Every Friday at 10:00am, the Department also offers bookings for individual visitors.

Tickets are available free of charge for certified disabled persons with escort and priority entry more info

Free wheelchair provision (ID document required) from the Uffizi Galleries.

 

The Department of Cultural Mediation and Accessibility only works with non-profit entities/associations and private citizens.