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

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building the bridges

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

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Bridge Library

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

preview the thesis