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Melanie Adsit is a museum educator and education and access consultant.
She is Co-Director of Shine Arts, a non-profit organization that works to create accessible arts opportunities in schools and cultural organizations.
Melanie has trained staff and helped develop programs at a wide range of NYC institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the 92nd Street Y, the Queens Botanic Garden, the Noguchi Museum, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
Melanie has also provided staff training and program development in the arts for the New York City Department of Education, and contributed extensively to the Special Education section of Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
Most recently, Melanie worked as Senior Manager of Youth, Family and Inclusion Initiatives at the Guggenheim Museum, where she developed the Guggenheim for All program for visitors on the autism spectrum.
Melanie holds a BA in Art and Psychology from Boston University and a MA in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, researching accessible museum education practices for neurodivergent audiences.