As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

Profile profile for RobargeD

Drew Robarge

Museum Specialist

B.A. History and B.A. French, Gallaudet University
M.A. Museum Studies, The George Washington University

Research Specialties: 

Video Game History and Culture

Interactive Game Design

Disability History particularly Deaf History and Culture

Accessibility in Museums

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion

Role in Museum: 

Works in the Medicine, Physical Sciences, Computers, and Mathematics collections. Catalogs, photographs, and updates location records for objects in the collections. Acquires new objects for the video game collection. Works on exhibitions in different roles such as curator, curatorial assistant, and collections manager. Presents on the collection and associated research, conducts research projects and writes blog posts and publications. Serves on the Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion committee.

Projects: 

Exhibitions

Virtual Landscapes: Exploring America through Video Games, 3 West, On Display

Inventing in America, 1 West, On Display

Publications

Blog posts published for the museum found on the bottom of this page

Kojima the Curator, In Media Res, August 6, 2019

Podcasts and Videos

Smithsonian Sidedoor Podcast, "The Worst Video Game Ever?", June 26, 2019

Founding Fragments - Tetris, November 3, 2014