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National Deaf Life Museum
To enhance the future of the deaf community, we must preserve its past. The National Deaf Life Museum serves as a beacon of progress and hope for deaf culture.
Founded by the late Jane Norman, Ph.D., a treasured Gallaudet University colleague, the museum serves to:
The National Deaf Life Museum offers credit-earning internships to students in a variety of majors. Have your academic advisor contact Museum staff for more information.
Volunteer opportunities are available for students, alumni, and interested community members. Contact museum staff for more information about training as a docent and scheduling volunteer hours.
Students are always welcome in the museum, and we offer educational opportunities for professors who wish to bring their class as a group to learn about Gallaudet history and other programs the museum offers.
Instructors wishing to have a guest speaker on the subjects of museum studies, exhibition design and writing, Gallaudet history, Deaf culture, and related topics are welcome to contact museum staff.
While we have developed plans for future exhibitions, the committee is always interested in suggestions. To impart your vision for an exhibition or new ways of reaching communities, please
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A collection of videos and other media content from the National Deaf Life Museum.
The Roles and Goals of the Gallaudet Museum.
Several Deaf associations have sent letters endorsing the National Deaf Life Museum (formerly Gallaudet University Museum) and its efforts toward developing exhibitions and programs. These letters reiterate the role of the museum and its diverse population.
Welcome to the Gallaudet University Museum website. The story of our country's deaf and hard of hearing cultural community is an important part of the larger narrative that is United States history.
A list of links and deaf history resources.
This is a summary of the first 100 years of Gallaudet University's history.
A list of museums across the US and around the world that focus on Deaf heritage.
Information about planning a visit to the National Deaf Life Museum.
All profits from the sale of store items go to the Gallaudet Museum Donations Fund.
Information about the interns involved in the DeafHERstory exhibit.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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