By Meredith Moss, Staff Writer Don’t be surprised to find yourself getting into the act the next time you visit a museum.You may end up “becoming” Madame de Pompadour in an 18th-century painting, donning period costumes for a selfie or jotting down your personal reactions to a new exhibit. Sensory-friendly programs, geared to autistic children, are a growing trend. When it comes to museum experiences, the key words these days are “interaction” and “involvement.”“Museums want to be relevant and meaningful for their audiences,” says Ann Fortescue, executive director of the Springfield Museum of Art and one of nine members of the accreditation commission of the American Alliance of Museums. “What we’re seeing nationally — and in our region — is that museums are seeking more relevant ways to connect the content to audiences. To do that, we have to keep up with them.” READ MORE: 12 museums you need to see around the region Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Teen arrested in theft of guns, electronics, cash 2 High-dollar medical claims hurt city of Dayton’s budget 3 Ohio Medicaid plans to cancel pharmacy benefit manager contracts That may mean picking up an iPad… Read full this story
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