A Docent’s Perspective: From Tour Guide to Advisor

Donnelly Wilburn


This is a personalaccount of a dedicated museum docent who lost her vision in 2007, but retainedher passion for art. For the past five years, she has been an advisor on theSeattle Art Museum’s docent committee for access. She discusses what a museumcan do to enable her to form a distinct mental image of an artwork and a deepconnection to the artist.   Key words: Blind museum access, blindness, low-vision, Seattle Art Museum, verbal description of visual art, audio description


blind museum access; blindness; low-vision; Seattle Art Museum; verbal description of visual art; audio description

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v33i3.3753

Copyright (c) 2013 Donnelly Wilburn

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