Projects

The Women’s Museum
Service:
Design, Civic, Education
Client: 
The Women’s Museum
Collaborators: 
Whirlwind and Company
Date: 
1999

In the past, museums mainly served as repositories for private collections. Many museums today must fulfill a cultural and educational mission built on public goodwill. Successfully attracting crowds requires understanding how museum-goers will respond to cultural and political exhibit content. The first national museum of women’s history is a handsome 70,000 square-foot complex in Dallas, TX, which hired Sylvia Harris to develop exhibit concepts. Looking beyond traditional museum circles, she recruited a diverse team of content and design specialists to express the museum’s uniquely female “voice.”

 

A distinctively female perspective emerges through this media driven exhibit.