Senior Managing Educator for Accessibility at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rebecca McGinnis is the Senior Managing Educator for Accessibility at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met). Current work includes Crip The Met, an initiative that encourages the inclusion of disability narratives in museum interpretation.
Publications include the essay “Who Does Inclusion Exclude?: Disability and the Limitations of Models of Inclusion” in What We May Be: Art Museums and the Implications of Special Programs (The Clark Art Institute, 2019).
Rebecca was a founding member and co-chair of the Museum Access Consortium (2000-2012). She is adjunct faculty in Johns Hopkins University’s Museum Studies MA program, where she teaches Accessibility in the Museum.
She holds MAs in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and in Museum Studies from Leicester University in the UK, and has completed work towards a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Teachers College Columbia University.