Then late last year the NMV had a Study Group at the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum (SEACM) on shipwreck Ceramics. (The Museum was established in 2002 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bangkok University and it houses more than 2,000 ancient and valuable ceramics most of which are from shipwrecks). During the study group, Dr Roxanna Brown the director of the Museum, said she often taught people about ceramics by blindfolding them so that they could learn through touch. Susy, who had already decided to scale down the original idea, spoke with her about the possible development of a blind access program at the NMB (National Museum Bangkok) and Dr Roxanna Brown kindly offered to facilitate a pilot session at the
It was a very humbling experience and I spent some time talking to Khun Monthian about how the BWG could get involved so I am also going to visit the TAB's adult training centre, with my volunteer co-ordinator hat on, after Songkran to identify what volunteering positions there might be. (I also learned that the TAB fund a blind school so will do more investigation into that as well).