WALKING WITH JANET CARDIFF, SITTING WITH MASSIMO GUERRERA, AND EATING APPLES WITH R. MURRAY SCHAFER: MEANINGFUL MUSEUM EXPERIENCES WITH PARTICIPATORY ART FOR VISITORS WITH AND WITHOUT VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
THE JOURNAL OF MUSEUM EDUCATION
VOL. 34, NO. 3, BUILDING DIVERSITY IN MUSEUMS (FALL 2009), PP. 235-248
This article will provide examples of how The National Gallery of Canada has adapted public programs and developed new ways for diverse audiences of various ages and abilities to come together in inclusive settings. Furthermore it will explore how interactive and participatory art can be instrumental in providing meaningful museum experiences and opportunities for multisensory engagement, which in turn offer an entry point for new visitors. Visitors do not require a PhD in art history to “get it”, they need simply to show up and participate.