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Howard Morrison

Program Director for Exhibition Development

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 oversee interpretive planning and development for exhibitions and interactive learning spaces; the creation of interpretive multimedia as well as hands-on opportunities for inquiry-based learning using objects and other primary source materials; and visitor studies. 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.



  • Exhibitions: Entertaining America (in progress); America's Listening (2019); The American Revolution: A World War (2018); Many Voices, One Nation (2017); Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project (2015), American Enterprise (2015); American Stories (2012); On the Water (2009); The Star-Spangled Banner (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); March on Washington, 1983; G. Washington: A Figure upon the Stage (1982). 
  • Interpretive multimedia: "Who Lived Here" room projections for Within These Walls (2019); Take a Closer Look at the Siege/Surrender at Yorktown interactive for American Revolution: A World War (2018); "What Kind of Nation?" video walls for Many Voices, One Nation (2017); 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); exhibition videos for Parlor to Politics and It's Your Childhood, Charlie Brown (1990), American Television and Sesame Street (1989), The Perpetual Campaign (1988),  Superman: Many Lives, Many Worlds (1987).