Museology Master of Arts Program

November 13, 2019

“Between Time and Memory Creating a Dementia Programming Toolkit for the Museum of Flight for the exhibit Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission”

Project by Kristy Kaku (2019)

Dementia is a common, although complicated, disease that roughly 5.7 million Americans are living with each day. Although museums are making strides towards talking about and addressing the needs of people within the community who have dementia, museum programming for people with the disease are limited, especially within history and science-based institutions. The purpose of this project was to develop a toolkit that would inform museum programming for people with dementia at the Museum of Flight, in Tukwila, Washington and was based on Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, a traveling exhibition created by the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. This toolkit contains examples of how dementia-focused programming could be created for the Museum of Flight and provides instructional, institutional, and ethical goals for programming for this vulnerable population. The intention of this project is to inspire future programming in history and science.

Keywords: Class of 2019, museum studies, museology, project, dementia programming, accessible, ethical, dementia, toolkit, Apollo 11, The Museum of Flight

Citation: 

Kaku, K. (2019). Between Time and Memory Creating a Dementia Programming Toolkit for the Museum of Flight for the exhibit Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. Unpublished master’s project, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.