EVOLUTION & ECOLOGY EXHIBITION RESEARCH

fostering learning & connection with science through visitor-friendly design

In my MFA Thesis, I explored how natural history museums and other museums that interpret science can best seize the opportunity they have to foster greater public evolution and ecology literacy. The thesis presents a framework of universal barriers that visitors face in evolution/ecology exhibitions and suggests bridges that exhibition creators can build to help them overcome those barriers.

Barriers & Bridges

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the toolkit

why it matters

Supports the need to address the barrier

key bridges

The most foundational and significant bridges

building the bridges

Lays out bridges across the exhibition process and by roles on exhibition teams

Bridge Library

Provides further ideas for addressing the barriers divided thematically for quick reference

preview the thesis

© 2020 Abigail Sarver-Verhey