Museum Educator, Accessibility
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Marie Clapot is Associate Educator in Accessibility at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all and expanding the museum’s walls. She has extensive experience developing accessible programming and resources for disabled visitors in museums, schools and other nonprofit agencies.
At The Met, Marie provides oversight of key Access programs; works closely with colleagues throughout the Museum to make exhibitions, programs, buildings, digital, and other resources accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities. She designs and implements Disability and Inclusion training to museum staff using representations of disability in works of art. Marie also co-convened the last two Multimodal Approaches to Learning conferences with the Met. She has trained museum professionals in the US and abroad, and consulted for nonprofit agencies on accessibility and inclusive practices.
She previously worked as Program Director and Educator for the Art Beyond Sight’s Lab for Learning. She designed and taught art-integrated curricula focusing on socialization and transition skills for children and adults with various disabilities. She collaborated with teaching artists, dancers, musicians, and other educators to present semester-long programs in NYC schools. She also co-convened the last two Multimodal Approaches to Learning conferences with the Met (2009, 2012).
Her research include the role of olfaction in gallery teaching and learning; and loves experimenting with multisensory strategies.
She holds a Master in Art Education from Indiana University, and an MA in Heritage Development, from Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Quimper (France) and MA in Heritage Development form UBO (Brest).
Tuesday, May 21
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM