Programs for Visitors with Disabilities
Memories at the Museum: For Visitors Living with Alzheimer’s
In a collaboration with the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of San Diego, we invite people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s or a related disorder and an accompanying family member or friend to join us for unique docent-led discussion and tour. Museum docents engage participants in discussions about the artwork to stimulate visual and verbal abilities, and to spark memory.
The program alternates between the four co-sponsoring museums, the Timken, San Diego Museum of Art, Mingei International Museum and the Museum of Photographic Arts. Museum admission and tours are free of charge and are scheduled at the Timken on March 9, July 13 and November 9 at 2:00 p.m. Each tour is limited to 8 pairs (16 participants total). Pre-registration is required. Please call Lisa Snyder, LCSW at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at (858) 622-4800 to register for a tour.
Gallery Tours for Visitors Who are Deaf
Sign Language Interpreted Tours
The Timken offers free sign interpreted tours of the collection and special exhibitions for the deaf and hard of hearing community. These 45 minute tours are led by a museum docent who is accompanied by a sign language interpreter for the deaf. Please note that sign interpreted tours are offered by appointment only and that four weeks notice are required.
To schedule your tour:
- Contact the Education Department at (619) 239-5548 x102
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is taking place in partnership with Network Interpreting Service (NIS).