How to Create, Maintain and Improve Multisensory Tours for the Visually Impaired (2017 Montreal)

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of a docent-driven multisensory tour program that has gained popularity at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Using detailed descriptions, scents, music, and tactile models in the tours docents enhance the Museum experience for visitors who are blind or visually impaired. The presentation focuses on the creative process, training methodology, tour components, outreach strategies and evaluation methods. It includes a practical demonstration of our approach to art.

Presenters: Norma Gomez-Perez, Elisa Denham, Mary Hogan

Theme Category: Community Outreach

 

Media

Docent Video - San Antonio Museum of Art Docents in the Multisensory Tours for the Visually Impaired