|Through Changing Scenes: Architecture and Community Values in Little Rock's Historic Churches
||This paper investigates why and how six historic urban churches in Little Rock, Arkansas adapted architecturally to changing community needs. In approaching this research, the researcher examined a wide variety of information: what events motivated b...
|Breakaway: an exhibition to explore civic engagement and the cycling community
||In this thesis, I investigated the ties between museums and communities. In my research, I moved beyond old museum methods of exclusivity instead exploring new directions for inclusive museum practice, specifically in the area of exhibition design pr...
|Tourism as heritage: uncovering Hubert Bebb’s tourist vernacular in Gatlinburg.
||According to Park visitor statistics Gatlinburg, Tennessee rates as the most heavily visited national park in the United States; as a gateway community and the official entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, its downtown landscape remai...
|The emerging voice of the exhibition designer
||Of the little writing available today authored by exhibition designers, most consists of manual-like instructions or pretty-picture compendia, though often interesting and even inspiring, not nearly enough to represent their field as a relevant, nece...
|Conserving America’s recent past heritage: the mid-century modern rehabilitation process.
||This study of mid-century modern residences focuses on how they may be
successfully rehabilitated according to The Secretary of the Interiors Standards
for Rehabilitation with Guidelines for Historic Buildings and how the process may
serve as a mo...
|Gender dichotomies in the kitchen: feminine and masculine qualities in spaces and artifacts
||Using a postmodern theory of close readings, I investigated three artifacts: the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, the George Foreman Grill, and the Keurig Coffee Maker to trace the changing values as imbedded in kitchens in the early twenty-first century. The...
|Kitchen as text: decoding the influence of Julia Child on interiors, 1961-1969
||Despite the attention and dollars spent on kitchens in the current homes of today, very few authors focus on kitchen design beyond the turn of the twentieth century. A visit to the Smithsonian inspired a study into the influences of Julia Child, a pi...
|Re-mystifying the exhibition of medieval sacred objects
||Through this study, I identify and ascertain contexts found within the medieval church, specifically focusing on the architectural experience of the Abbey of St.-Denis, and the design characteristics and features of three medieval objects, in order t...
|Making your own meaning: designing constructivist interactive history exhibits
||History museums today face a dilemma with pressure to design more engaging exhibits for visitors while remaining true to their interests in displaying object collections and curating them for future generations. In this work, the researcher proposes ...