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Melanie Adsit

Melanie Adsit is a museum educator and access consultant who is dedicated to creating museum experiences for learners of all ages and abilities. Melanie has worked as a school, access and senior program educator at many local museums over the past 15 years, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She currently serves as Co-director of Shine Arts, a non-profit organization that creates arts opportunities for individuals with disabilities and provides access and inclusion training to arts organizations. In this capacity, she has worked with many local museums to develop and refine their access programs, including the Guggenheim for All program at the Guggenheim Museum and Family Fun: for Families with Kids on the Autism Spectrum at the Whitney. Melanie is currently a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is researching the development of best practices in museum education for students on the autism spectrum.