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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.

Connecting Museums: Eldridge Street Educators Visit Programs Around the City

on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 5:17pm


Photo credit: Peter Aaron/ Esto

"I view learning as ongoing throughout one's life and welcome the challenge of this new experience," says Jan Kampel, a retired school teacher and docent at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Jan will join five other colleagues and volunteers to participate in a working group to evaluate, assess, and adapt the museum's programs for people on the autism spectrum. Over the next few weeks, they will be visiting cultural institutions all over the city to observe educational programs for children on the autism spectrum.