Episode 98

Radio Bart: Exploring Art with Blind Mediators

Published on: 11th May, 2023

Welcome to a new episode of The Art Engager podcast, hosted by Claire Bown. In this week's edition, we dive into the extraordinary world of Radio Bart, a unique audience engagement programme at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Joining me are two guests from the museum's Audience Engagement team: An van Hertum and Bart van Peer.

What is Radio Bart?

Radio Bart is a groundbreaking programme where visitors engage in conversations about art with blind mediators. A mobile studio moves through the museum, inviting anyone to join the hosts for a chat in front of selected paintings. Through these dialogues, participants observe, describe, and reflect on the artwork, uncovering deeper meaning and fostering a unique experience.

An and Bart share how Radio Bart started, how it works, and the profound effects it has on participants. They also discuss the training and skills provided to the mediators, ensuring meaningful interactions.

Don't miss this episode as we delve into the transformative power of Radio Bart. Tune in and discover a whole new way to experience and connect with art. Enjoy!


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Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) https://kmska.be/en

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Radio Bart email radiobart@kmska.be

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