Access Culture inherits and aims to continue the work undertaken by GAM – Group for Access to Museums.
Created in 2003, GAM worked until 2013 as an informal working group. It joined institutional and individual members, museums and museum professionals, and built a strong reputation as a serious and, in certain aspects, innovative group, whose work was valued and respected in the museum sector.
One of the most visible aspects of its activity was the organization of an annual seminar, since 2006, aiming to discuss issues related to access rarely discussed among museums in Portugal. Another fundamental work was the completion of the first study in Portugal on Museums and Senior People.
In May 2013, GAM – Group for Access to Museums, the informal working group, gave way to Access Culture, the Cultural Association.