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<email@example.com> Subject: October conference Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 13:05:51 -0400 -------------------------------------------------- Art Beyond Sight: Multi-modal Approaches to Learning Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art & the Dahesh Museum of Art October 14-15, 2005 Organized by Art Education for the Blind, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum Access Consortium * In a culture in which vision is by far the dominant sense, and life revolves around the visual, the potential for learning through other sensory modalities is too often ignored. This innovative international conference will address the challenge faced by educators, artists and museum professionals to create multi-modal learning opportunities that better serve all audiences. Psychologists and educators will explore ideas and recent research findings relating to other learning modalities, including touch, sound, language, kinesthetics, and even smell. The conference will also examine the relationships between vision, non-vision, and the other senses, through discussions focusing on blindness and learning. Issues raised include the communication of ideas about visual culture through non-visual means, cross-modal interaction and multi-sensory integration, and the implications of Universal Design for learning. Conference Program Friday, October 14, 2005 Day I: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 81st Street Morning session: Perspectives on Multi-modal Learning in Practice 10.00 Welcome Elisabeth Axel, Art Education for the Blind 10.15 Keynote Address David Howes, Concordia University, Montreal 10.50 Keynote Address Georgina Kleege, University of California, Berkeley 11.25 Touch and Museums Fiona Candlin, Birkbeck College, University of London 11.50 Picture This! At the Met Rebecca McGinnis and Deborah Jaffe, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 12.10 Multi-sensory Programming for People Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired Hannah Goodwin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 12.30 Panel Discussion Chair: Nina Levent, Art Education for the Blind 1.00 Lunch Afternoon Session: Cross-modal Interactions, Mental Imagery and Strategies for Learning 2.15 Esref Armagan and Perspective in Tactile Pictures John M. Kennedy & Igor Juricevic, University of Toronto 2.40 Learning about Seeing from a Congenitally Blind Painter Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School 3.05 Coffee Break 3.25 Recognizing Tactual Line Drawings by People who Are Visually Impaired -- Images, Memory and Learning Linda Pring, Goldsmiths College, University of London 3:50 Cross-modal Attention and Multi-sensory Integration Charles Spence, Crossmodal Research Laboratory, Oxford University 4:15 Visual Cortical Activity during Tactile Perception in the Sighted and Blind Krish Sathian, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University 4.40 Panel Discussion Chair: Lotfi Merabet, Harvard Medical School 5.30 Closing Statement David Rose, Harvard School of Education and CAST, Universal Design for Learning 6.00 Close of Conference Day One Evening A series of Dutch-treat Dinners and Discussions are being organized. Topics will include "Employment in the Arts for People with Disabilities," "Universal Design," "Re-vision Arts/Self-Taught Artists," and "Technology and Accessibility." When discussion leaders and restaurants (with info re approximate cost of a meal) are finalized, we will send you information, if interest is noted on your registration form. Saturday, October 15, 2005 Day 2: Morning Session: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street Afternoon Session: Dahesh Museum of Art, 580 Madison Avenue 9:00 Welcome Francesca Rosenberg, Museum Access Consortium (MAC) 9:10 Multi-modal Approaches to Accessibility: Best Practices Chair: Beth Ziebarth, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Louise Brasher, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama Tish Brown, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Sandra Eastwood, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town Barry Ginley, The Victoria & Albert Museum Hope McMath, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida Street Thoma, Philadelphia Museum of Art N.N., Northeast ADA and IT Center, Cornell University (panelist to be confirmed) 10:30 Break 10: 45 Teaching Through Touch: Touch and Interactive Exhibits and Tools Chairs: Francesca Rosenberg, MoMA, and Morton Heller, Eastern Illinois University Panelists: Julie Watson, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK Debra Hegstrom, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Nelie Plourde, Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Texas Cindy Vanden Bosch, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NYC Sandra Malmquist, Connecticut Children's Museum Ann Winters, Denver Museum of Art 12:00 Lunch Break 2:00 Language and Communicating about Visual Art Chair: Mickie Silverstein, Art Institute of Chicago Panelists: N.N., American Folk Art Museum (panelist to be announced) Sofie Andersen, Antenna Audio Inc. Ines Powell, Metropolitan Museum of Art Ken Struve, South Street Seaport 3:30 Break 4:00 Artists Respond to Multi-sensory Challenge Chair: Pam Rogers, Pure Visions Art Studio/The Shield Institute Panelists: Mark Andres, Seeing With Photography Collective Ann Cunningham, Artist & Educator Betty Haskin, Duke University Eye Center Barry Kleider, Freelance Photographer Sharareh Khayami, Blind Art, UK Carol Kreiser & Janet Simon, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children Pearl Rosen, Independent Consultant Stephanie Moore, VSA arts Evening Dutch-treat Dinners & Discussion: Topics & Locations to Be Announced * Sponsored in part by the Northeast ADA & IT Center at Cornell University: Providing ADA and Accessible IT materials, technical assistance and training to New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands; Sunday, October 16, 2005 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A Special Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month Event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Art of Description: Teaching People who are Blind or Partially Sighted through Verbal Imaging This workshop for museum educators and art teachers explores methods for teaching people who are blind or partially sighted about art, through detailed and vivid description. Ample time will be allotted for participants to practice describing a diversity of objects in the Museum's collection. Instructors: Ines Powell, Rebecca McGinnis, and Deborah Jaffe Program fee: $40 For information, call (212) 879-5500, ext. 3561. To make a reservation, call (212) 288-7733. Conference registration: Please complete a registration form for each person wishing to come (ID badges will be made using this information); registration must be accompanied by the fee, payable in US funds. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept credit card charges. Registration fee: $50 USD, $25 USD for students (with student ID) Payment must be made in United States funds. Make check or money order payable to Art Education for the Blind. Please do not send cash. Send registration form/payment to: Attn: Conference Coordinator Art Education for the Blind 589 Broadway, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10012 Address questions to: Editorfirstname.lastname@example.org or call Art Education for the Blind at 1 (212) 334-8720 --- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E-Mail: email@example.com WWW: http://www.h-museum.net