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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

November 07th 2014:Designing Museum Experiences for Individuals with Autism

Museum exhibits have become very sophisticated, designed to delight, surprise and inspire. Lights wink, interactives clank and images flash. As one science center director said, “The most popular exhibit is the noisiest.” But what is stimulating for some, is hell for others, especially individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing issues. As we strive to change the perception of museum as contemplative temples, we have perhaps unwittingly made our museums inhospitable to many adults, children and their families. This week Beth Redmond-Jones will share her professional

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Beth Redmond-Jones

Beth Redmond-Jones is the Senior Director of Public Programs at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Beth has developed, designed, and project managed exhibitions and programs for numerous cultural institutions and held a number of senior positions in museums. Beth holds a Masters in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University and a BA in Art History from the University of New Hampshire. Beth serves on the board of the National Association for Museum Exhibition, a Standing Professional Committee of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Beth has received many awards including AAM’s annual exhibition competition and the AAM Media and Technology Committee MUSE awards. In 2006, Beth
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/the-museum-life The Museum Life https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/the-museum-life Museum exhibits have become very sophisticated, designed to delight, surprise and inspire. Lights wink, interactives clank and images flash. As one science center director said, “The most popular exhibit is the noisiest.” But what is stimulating for some, is hell for others, especially individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing issues. As we strive to change the perception of museum as contemplative temples, we have perhaps unwittingly made our museums inhospitable to many adults, children and their families. This week Beth Redmond-Jones will share her professional and personal journey, exploring ways that museum can effectively serve the autistic community. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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