Youth Education Registrar and Co-Chair of the Committee for Advancing Museum Accessibility
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Matti Hammett works in Youth Education at the Houston Museum of Natural Science coordinating the Weekday Lab program during the school-year and the summer camp programs during the summer. Matti graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history from Furman University. She has worked in the Special Collections department of the James B. Duke Furman University Library, the Rothko Chapel archives, and the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum prior to working full time at HMNS. Through her various roles at HMNS, Matti has had the opportunity to educate the general public about the museum, interact with many different student groups, and help facilitate a wide variety of educational programs for children and adults. Matti works as a Co-Chair on the Committee for Advancing Museum Accessibility at HMNS. She has worked with her two Co-Chairs to create accessibility resources, implement Sensory Friendly Events, and conduct Touch Tours at the museum in order to open up the museum’s doors to audiences that wouldn’t normally be able to access their institution. Matti has presented her work on accessibility at the Educator Event at HMNS, SXSWedu in Austin, TX, Texas Association of Museums in Houston, TX, and the LEAD Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Wednesday, May 22
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM