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Karen Wade

Center for the Future of Museums: Robots for Accessibility: Help Henry Spread the Word - 0 views

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    Increased accessibility through robotics to museums and countless other places is no longer a dream of the future, it's a reality in many large institutions. The challenge now is to translate these advances for use by the masses.
Karen Wade

Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch! - 0 views

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    Another museum that considers all of it visitors!
Karen Wade

Museum 2.0: Museum 2.0 Rerun: I Am An Elitist Jerk - 1 views

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    If you haven't seen Nina's blog this week, it's a "must read!" It's an important reminder that there are many different types of museum visitors out there, and while we should all provide access for a diversity of audiences, we don't want to forget those elitist jerks (especially since you and I may fall into that category more often than we'd like to admit).
Karen Wade

Museum of New Hampshire History Apologizes To Abby Duffy, Blind Girl, For Taking Her Cane - 0 views

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    Museums need to have more than policies regarding access, they need to train (and train thoroughly) both paid and volunteer staff. This story makes me cringe, but I also am not overly surprised. Let's just make sure a similar incident doesn't occur at our institutions!
Karen Wade

independence today - 0 views

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    A great article about the Missouri History Museum's work in recording the history of the disability rights movement.
Karen Wade

A Museum Visit For Art Lovers With Alzheimer's : NPR - 1 views

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    Another great program for visitors with memory loss and their care givers-and this time also involving middle school students.
Karen Wade

NN living museum and autism school team up - Daily Press - 1 views

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    Another great example of a museum serving visitors with autism.
Ariane Karakalos

The Portland Art Museum Transforms an Exhibition Into a Social Platform | Fast Company - 0 views

  • museum borrowed from social networking platforms and created a dynamic ecosystem that invites different
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  • The museum's bold step was reaching out to creators--Portland's creative community--and inviting them to make their own exhibitions and events exploring the creative revolution in China as part of the total China Design Now exhibition experience.
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  • To extend community involvement online, the museum created CDNPDX.org where sixteen different blog editors from the community contribute content and editorial perspectives daily.
  • While including potentially offensive underground comics and "amateur" art may make some traditional museum-goers uncomfortable, the museum believes that inviting people to be part of the experience is necessary to remain relevant and worth the risk.
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