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March 2012 MAC Workshop: Museum Professionals Share Their Experiences of Offering Programs to Visitors who have Autism

on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 1:14pm

Photos courtesy of Danielle Linzer

Written by Sarah Crean and Cindy VandenBosch on March 27, 2012

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.  

The first three workshops in the

March Workshop: Welcoming Visitors who have Autism: Museum Professionals Share Their Experiences

on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:35pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 7th to participate in an interactive workshop that will focus on how and what museum professionals are learning from creating and offering programs for visitors who are on the autism spectrum.  Representatives from the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York Transit Museum, and Queens Museum of Art will share their experiences of adapting programs for visitors who have autism followed by a question and answer period.

Strides in Accessibility at the New York Transit Museum

on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 12:39pm

Photos and captions courtesy of the New York Transit Museum

Whether you're five or sixty-five years old, there's something just plain exciting about descending into an old subway station and finding yourself in a transportation time capsule. That's the New York Transit Museum. It's housed in a 1936 IND Court Street Station in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights and is a place where people, young and old, can immerse themselves in the history of New York's public transportation.

On the upper platform of the old station, you can test out all the different kinds of turnstiles that have been