Event: d’Andre Willis and Colleagues Present “Touch Tour” at PA Museums Annual Conference

Touch Tour at the Wharton Esherick Museum.

Program: A Sense of Place: Multi-Sensory Exploration for All at the Wharton Esherick Museum

Conference: PA Museums Annual Conference

Speaker: d’Andre Willis (HGA), Julie Siglin, (Wharton Esherick Museum), Trish Maunder (Philly Touch Tours), Katherine Allen (Philly Touch Tours)

Date: April 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.

Location: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

d’Andre Willis of HGA joins Julie Siglin, Executive Director of Wharton Esherick Museum; Trish Maunder, Founder & Creative Director of Philly Touch Tours; and Katherine Allen, Program Director of Philly Touch Tours, in this session exploring the process of developing accessible programs that enhance interpretive experiences for all audiences. They will highlight how Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern, Pennsylvania, worked with Philly Touch Tours and HGA to design touch tours of artist Wharton Esherick’s historic home and studio on a 12-acre wooded site, creating a multi-sensory experience that expands the concept of accessibility and deepens the connection between Esherick, his work, and visitors.

The annual conference is sponsored by PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide trade association serving museum professionals and institutions.

For more information, visit PA Museums.

Tactile Touch Model by HGA at the Wharton Esherick Museum.