Creating Museum Exhibitions for Everyone: A Research Study Planning Grant

June 1st, 2004 - May 31st, 2005 | PROJECT

The Museum of Science will partner with four other informal science education institutions to plan a nationwide distributed research project that will explore universal access to informal learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in museums. This planning project will determine domains of access-related research, establish a core set of advisors to assist with the development of the research agenda, coordinate the selection of topics for investigation and define areas where a shared research protocol might be appropriate for studies conducted at partner institutions. Research initially will be focused on visitors with disabilities who have traditionally been marginalized from many museum experiences.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

2005-2 Universal Design Literature Review
2005-3 Universal design of interactive for museum exhibitions

Team Members

Christine Cunningham, Principal Investigator, Museum of Science
Christine Reich, Co-Principal Investigator, Museum of Science


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0423802
Funding Amount: 49995


Access and Inclusion: People with Disabilities
Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Mathematics | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits