This is the abstract of Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond exhibition:
The Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond Exhibition will feature the history of Gallaudet University, starting in the mid-19th century with Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and the founding of deaf education in America, and ending with the plans for the future of Gallaudet University. Featured on glass panels, the photos, paintings, maps, and text will guide visitors through the rich history of Gallaudet, highlighting important people, including the presidents, professors, and students; the development of sports; and the university’s relation to the wider world.

As stated in the Gallaudet University Museum Mission Statement, this exhibit seeks a way to promote and interpret the rich and complex deaf experience. With support from the Office of the Provost, the newest exhibition will seek to help others understand where we come from and where we are going. Seeking to combine the nationally used English language with the campus used American Sign Language (ASL), this exhibit will also need to be open, allowing deaf individuals to communicate freely across the room while also incorporating the guided structure needed to view a timeline museum set-up. Additionally, while the exhibit will be primarily in the English language, the desire exists to incorporate ASL into the exhibit, primarily through archival video footage featuring sign language, as well as possible use of QR codes to allow our visitors to watch archival video footage and ASL-interpretations of the museum text, and a sign-friendly website, incorporating signed interpretation of website news and information.

Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond Exhibition Team

Stephen Weiner, Provost, Ed.D., ’78, G-’80
Vicki Hurwitz, Honorary Chair, Friends of the Gallaudet University Museum
Jack Gannon & Rosalyn Gannon, Honorary Chairs, Gallaudet University Museum
Jane Norman, Ph.D., E-’62, ’68, Gallaudet University Museum Director & Curator Emerita
Meredith Peruzzi, ’11, Gallaudet University Museum Manager & Exhibition Curator
Brian Suchite, ’10, Administrative Assistant
Trevor De Rosch, ’13, Assistant to the Curator
Shane Dundas, G-’11, Multimedia & Outreach Coordinator
Justin Shaw, ’99, Museum Support Specialist
Derrick Behm, ’13, Researcher & Writer
Brittany Turner, ’13, Researcher & Writer
Amee Powell, ’11, Researcher & Writer
Amber Rush, ’11, Research Assistant
Scott Carollo, MFA, ’96, Exhibition Concept Design
Brian Greenwald, Ph.D., ’96, Contributing Historian

Content Review

David Armstrong, Ph.D.
Jack, ’59, H-’88 & Rosalyn, ’59, Gannon
Ulf Hedberg
Daphne Cox, ’82
Carolyn McCaskill, Ph.D., ’77, G-’79, PhD ’05
Jane Norman, Ph.D., E-’62, ’68
Shirley Shultz-Myers, Ph.D.
Stephen Weiner, Ed.D., ’78, G-’80

Museum Consultants

Mary Case, Qm2, Museum Consultant
Dean Krimmel, Creative Museum Services, Exhibition Consultant
Charles Mack Design, Design Consultant
Jane Norman, Ph.D., E-’62, ’68, Museum & Exhibition Consultant

Exhibit Design, Fabrication & Installation
Blair, Inc., Springfield, VA

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