Thursday, January 21, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Time
A meeting place where exhibit design ideas can be exchanged and creativity can be nurtured.
Join NAME for a first-of-its-kind design forum series dedicated to interpretive exhibit planning and design in the museum industry.
Effective Visual Communication • 30 minutes
Ellen Lupton Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City
How would you communicate our Nation’s pandemic experience through the design of a monument?
The worldwide impact of the pandemic will be remembered for generations. It is human nature to memorialize cultural and historical experiences of magnitude and to acknowledge people, stories, and perspectives through dedicated physical representations.
DESIGN CHALLENGE 1
Through an assigned set of parameters in your breakout group, your challenge is to brainstorm the design of a COVID-19 pandemic memorial at a chosen venue from a particular point-of-view.
TOOL TALK: Inclusive Exhibit Design • 12 minutes
We will discuss the process of inclusive design. After an overview, we’ll discuss a list of things to consider for an inclusive process — including 5-10 essentials of inclusive exhibit design.
Beth Tauke Associate Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo (UB) — State University of New York and Project Director in the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA) at UB
Museum Accessibility beyond ADA • 30 minutes
Beth Redmond-Jones Vice President of Exhibitions & Facilities, Monterey Bay Aquarium
What is the future of accessibility in museums, and how can we shift our thinking when creating exhibits beyond ADA? Beth will be sharing her 2019 MCN ignite talk on the future of museum accessibility and leading an interactive session to imagine more accessible design.
DESIGN CHALLENGE 2
Participants will be split into breakout rooms. Each room will be provided with definitions for dyslexia, autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, and asked to envision how to better support visitors in exhibition galleries with these challenges in mind.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.