The Jacobsons Journey

Lin and Manny Jacobson

Lin and Manny Jacobson

When Manny Jacobson was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2002, his wife, Lin, made it her goal to bring him to a museum every day for the rest of their lives.“We have always been active culturally, so we [didn’t] need to stop doing that,” Lin Jacobson said. “In fact, there’s a big need to continue.” Thanks [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]