On March 7th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum Access Consortium hosted a workshop focused on providing more welcoming experiences to visitors who have autism. This was the fourth workshop in a series of twelve that are being offered free of charge to representatives from cultural institutions, thanks to generous support from the FAR Fund.
Thanks to a generous grant from The FAR Fund, the Museum Access Consortium will be holding a workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 7th from 3:00-5:00PM as part of a series of four workshops that focus on how cultural institutions can adapt existing resources to provide a welcoming experience for visitors who have autism and their families. We invite museum professionals and members and representatives from the disability community to join us. Participation in prior workshops is not required. Please see instructions below to RSVP, as space is limited.
Storytelling was the theme at the two Create Ability sessions at the Museum of Modern Art on December 18th. Create Ability combines hands-on artmaking with a gallery visit for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities and their families. The two sessions on this day both had the same format and were led by three freelance MoMA educators who have been trained to work with visitors who have disabilities.
Sarah Verity, Director of Visitor Services, and Jan Kampel, a retired teacher and experienced docent, from the Museum at Eldridge Street observed the morning session for ages