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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

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January 22nd 2016:Revisiting Universal Design

Why do museums continue to struggle with implementing universal design? The Americans with Disability Act is twenty-five years old, yet we still find exhibitions that are inaccessible for one reason (or many reasons). Join Janice Majewski, Director of Inclusive Cultural and Educational Projects at the Institute for Human Centered Design and Clare Brown, Professor of Exhibition Design at George Washington University for a discussion about the importance of incorporating universal design in all exhibitions intended for people and how we are training a new generation of designers to understand th

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Jan Majewski

Jan Majewski joined the Institute for Human Centered Design in January 2014. As the Director of Cultural and Educational Projects there, she works with museums and design firms in the planning stages of exhibitions to evaluate the accessibility of proposed designs and content and to problem-solve solutions that will move the exhibitions to the level of Universal Design. Jan is also involved in an IHCD comprehensive study on accessibility and universal design of programs for a top U.S. university. From 2001 to 2014, Jan was an Accessibility Specialist for the U.S. Department of Justice. There she worked on issues of museum accessibility, accessible technology, collaboration between the di
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Clare Brown

Ms. Brown is the Program Head for the Master of Arts in Exhibition Design program at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design at George Washington University. She has been a professor for eight years and a practicing exhibition designer for nearly 20 years. Most recently Ms. Brown was the exhibition designer at the National Museum of American History. During her years at the Smithsonian, she created numerous exhibitions, including two exhibitions of the First Ladies Gowns collection. Ms. Brown grew up living in Africa and Asia and draws personal inspiration from international arts and cultures. As a designer with a background in cultural anthropology, she focuses on human-centered design,
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