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Exhibitionist Fall 2015

Volume 35, No. 2, Fall 2015: Creating the Inclusive Experience: Exhibitions and Universal Design



Exhibitionist features thought-provoking articles on exhibition theory and practice, exhibition critiques and commentary, book reviews, technical articles, and other essays of interest to the profession. The journal is published by NAME in the Spring and Fall of each year.

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Fall 2015, "Creating the Inclusive Experience: Exhibitions and Universal Design"

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Prohibiting discrimination against those with disabilities, the ADA has become one of the most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation in the United States. It also gave rise to the broadly influential architecturectural and design approach known as “Universal Design.” UD encourages us to put ourselves in another’s shoes. Our times demand this call to empathy: people are living longer than ever; medical and technological advances are enabling people to survive injuries and illnesses as never before; autism diagnoses are on the rise. Each of us—if we have not already experienced disability— will almost certainly do so at some point in our lives.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Exhibitionist takes Universal Design as its theme. We're previewing two essays from this issue. Please subscribe to the Journal to read the rest!

The Great Canadian Quest for an Inclusively Rich Experience by Corey Timpson
Developing Accessible Touchscreen Interactives by Emily O'Hara, Christine Reich, and Anna Lindgren-Streicher

Spring 2015, "The Nimble and Responsive Exhibit"

This issue is focused on immediacy in exhibit design, programming and curation. Nineteen authors discuss exhibition practice in terms of innovation, community-relevance, responsiveness, and flexibility. Essays describe new ways of responding to the needs and interests of exhibition visitors, from pop-up exhibits to exhibit incubators. Readers are given behind-the-scenes and in-depth reviews of projects from venues such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, New York Public Library, Oakland Museum of California, the Pacific Science Center and beyond the museum walls. Christi Anne Hofland and Linda Norris report to us on the museum scene in Ukraine. Plus news from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Philip Frost Museum of Science, the Maritime Museum of Denmark, and much much more.

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Fall 2014, "Teaching and Learning Exhibition Design and Development"

A wide range of perspectives and ideas in this issue of Exhibitionist, about how we learn and grow in the exhibit design field. There is something for everybody and more.

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