Responses by iGOAİMALATHANE.
Background: Almost There is the fourth exhibition of the Museum Without Walls, which offers a new exhibition experience by bringing art into the digital environment. This year’s exhibition was curated by Teona Burkiashvili from Georgia, Tatiana Kochubinsk from Ukraine and Seyhan Musaoğlu from Turkey.
Almost There gives visitors the freedom to move around and explore freely without time constraints or physical barriers to access. The exhibition includes detailed written, visual and audio descriptions about all works and artists. In addition to offering Turkish and international sign language expression, contrast and text-thickening features, the platform is compatible with text-reading programs used by the visually impaired.
Favorite details: Although Almost There offers an extraordinary experience, it was the greatest reward for us to see that the vast majority of its visitors adapted to this experience very quickly, and continued their visit with pleasure and curiosity.
Challenges: For disabled visitors to experience the exhibition like everyone else. British Council Turkey aims for the removal of barriers to access the arts, so it was a technical problem that we needed to solve. This project taught us a lot, and the team we work with at British Council Turkey created an inspiring and encouraging experience; this is one of the best examples of mutually challenging each other to create enjoyable work.
Navigation structure: The three curators wanted an exhibition experience that had no beginning and no end, while at the same time expressing the phases that represent the human effort to secure their own place in time. We built the site navigation exactly on this structure.