Profile

Howard Morrison

Director

M.A., Museum Studies/American Studies, The George Washington University, 1980
B.A., History, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Hamilton College, 1977

Role in Museum 

I manage the department responsible for interpretive planning for exhibitions, and for school and after-school learning opportunities. I also collaborate with content and design specialists in the development of exhibition goals, key messages, interpretive strategies and methods, visitor experiences, content selection, spatial and graphic design, labeling, audio-visual programming, and mechanical and computer interactives. I coordinate visitor research and evaluation projects.

Projects 
  • Reopening: Wayfinding, Project Director; Center Core, Deputy Project Director
  • Exhibitions: The Star-Spangled Banner (opening 2008); The Price of Freedom: Americans at War (2004); On Time (1999); Looking Ahead/Science in American Life (1994); American Encounters (1992); Perpetual Campaign: The Making of the People's President (1988 NMAH/1991 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service); Rhythm & Blues: Black American Popular Music (1986 NMAH/SITES); Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Singular (1984 NMAH/SITES); G. Washington: A Figure upon the Stage (1982). 
  • Interpretive multimedia: soundscapes, audio stations, computer interactives, and audio descriptions for the America on the Move exhibition (2003); Tracking the Buffalo Web site (2001); Museum Highlights/Reseñas del museo self-guide postcard pack (2000); Duke Ellington Education Kit (1997); Minds on Science cooperative learning kits (1995).