[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] Museum experience and blindness; general issue - wonderful

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Tue Jul 2 08:08:38 UTC 2013

Hi All,

Forwarding an email from Joan Pursley. She, Nina Levent, and Georgina Kleege (University of California, Berkeley) co-edited: a special "Museum Experience and Blindness" issue of Disability Studies Quarterly. [It] is the first half of a double issue that was published  online late last week.  Elisabeth Axel (Art Beyond Sight's founder and president) contributed an essay on her grandmother and the founding of Art Beyond Sight. Nina and [she] wrote an article about Sustainable Museum Access and the role of self-advocacy.

Below is the Table of Contents.  Here is a link to the publication: http://dsq-sds.org

Joan Muyskens Pursley
Art Beyond Sight
Art Beyond Sight Museum Education Institute
589 Broadway, 3d floor
New York, NY 10012
t: 212 334 8720

Disability Studies Quarterly

Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. (ISSN: 1041-5718; eISSN: 2159-8371)
Vol 33, No 3 (2013): Double Issue: Museum experience and blindness; general issue
Table of Contents
Special Topic: Museum Experience And Blindness, Introduction
Museum Experience and Blindness<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3751>


Nina Levent, Georgina Kleege, Joan Muyskens Pursley

 Special Topic: Museum Experience And Blindness, Part 1: Best Practices
The Philosophical, Political and Religious Roots of Touch Exhibitions in 20th Century British Museums<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3760>


Simon Hayhoe

Sustainable Museum Access: A Two-way Street<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3742>


Nina Levent, Joan Muyskens Pursley

An Art History & Art Making Course for Blind Adults<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3740>


Street Thoma

Research on Methods of "Touching the World" -The Aim of the Exhibit Area of Tactile Learning in Japan's National Museum of Ethnology<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3743>


Kojiro Hirose

Museums: A Whole New World for Visually Impaired People<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3761>


Barry Ginley

Leveling the Participatory Field: the Mind's Eye Program at the Guggenheim Museum<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3738>


Georgia Krantz

Emphasizing Observation in a Gallery Program for Blind and Low-Vision Visitors: Art Beyond Sight at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3737>


Bridget O'Brien Hoyt

 Special Topic: Museum Experience And Blindness, Part 2: Curatorial Perspectives
Blind Photographers: Vision, Accessibility, and Empowerment in the Museum<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3739>


Douglas McCulloh

A New Model for Access in the Museum<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3757>


Carmen Papalia

Talking Blind: Disability, Access, and the Discursive Turn<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3758>


Amanda Cachia

 Special Topic: Museum Experience And Blindness, Part 3: Personal Accounts
An Inspirational, Fashionable Force: Judith Druck, My Grandmother<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3772>


Elisabeth Axel

Getting the Picture: My Experience with Described Art<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3755>


Craig Werner

Some Touching Thoughts and Wishful Thinking<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3741>


Georgina Kleege

Hearing Architecture: A Review of Bill Fontana's "Sonic Shadows"<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3759>


Chris Downey

Notes from the Low Vision Gallery<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3788>


Stephen Kuusisto

>From the Mind's Eye: Museum and Art Gallery Appreciation for the Blind -- Canadian Perspectives<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3754>


Ruth Bieber, John Rae

A Docent's Perspective: From Tour Guide to Advisor<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3753>


Donnelly Wilburn

Shared Visions: Reflections of a Blind Docent<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3752>


Judith Kahn Schmeidler

Mission and Low Vision: A Visually Impaired Museologist's Perspective on Inclusivity<http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3756>


Joseph Wapner

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