Adapting Tours for Children with Autism

I recently received an email asking how our access tours for students with special needs differ from our general school tours–and more specifically, how our school programs are adapted for children on the autism spectrum. This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about the specific needs and abilities of each individual student […]

Restoring & Installing Motherwell’s The Wall of the Temple

During nearly sixty years since Robert Motherwell’s installation of his mural The Wall of the Temple in the lobby of Congregation B’nai Israel synagogue in Millburn, NJ, it accumulated quite a bit of dust and grime. Conservator Dana Cranmer and her staff recently cleaned and restored the 1952 mural for its upcoming presentation in Modern […]

Access Programs: Materials & Techniques

Within the museum world, collaboration is not a new concept. For years, museums have been joining forces to accomplish a range of goals including mounting exhibitions, purchasing works of art and coordinating programming. Cross-institutional partnerships allow for cost-sharing in the face of increasing acquisition and insurance rates, as well as the sharing of research, scholarship, […]