Storm King Art Center: Hospitality and Accessibility
Professional development and capacity building // 2022 – 2025
Storm King engaged Turnstile Studio as a lead consultant to support a multiyear project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that seeks to build the organization’s capacity to provide inclusive and accessible visitor experiences through professional development. As a first step, our team conducted an assessment that involved surveys and listening sessions with staff, volunteers, and board members, a review of relevant materials, as well as coordinating visits by and gathering feedback from a range of cultural accessibility professionals and disability advocates. Based on the results, we are now working with Storm King staff to implement targeted strategies, including customized training workshops and train-the-trainer resources, relationship-building efforts with access advisors and advocacy organizations, and guidance for staff on inclusive practices that apply to wherever and however they interact with and support visitors.