Museology Master of Arts Program

Theses and Projects

Class of 2019

Allen, C. When A Museum Decides to Stop Charging for Admission

Andrew, J. Including Indigenous Voices in Local History Museums

Anthony, K. Food for Thought: Modernizing Food Programs in Historic House Museums

Carter, E. Healing historic wounds: inclusion in exhibits at state history museums

Claudio, N. Come here often? Nonfrequent visitor perceptions of art museums

Cordes, S. Washington Library Association Historical Archives Exhibit

Cote, E. Blackfish in Crisis: Advocating for an Endangered Population Using Data Visualization and Social Media

DeFranco, M. Capability: A Meditation on Gun Culture and Gun Violence in the United States

Dunne, B. Feature this: understanding Instagram story’s role in museum marketing

Feeney, T. Preserving Voices: Creating Custom Metadata for Oral Histories

Ford, J. Preservation of Digital Motion Pictures in Museums

Friesen, G. Cultivating emotional wellbeing : museums & art therapy

Green, J. Cultivating Emotional Wellbeing: Museums & Art Therapy

Howes, S. Gloves on! A study of supervisor support for collections volunteers

Johnson, K. Human resource management in small-staff museums : a case study approach

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

Moore, A. Engaging New Audiences through Community-Sourced Curation: Curating Hero’s Feast

Morrison, S. In pursuit of connection: exploring visitors’ empathy in culturally-centered museums

Pfaltzgraff, H. Closing the gap: identifying leadership strategies used by women in the museum field

Regelein, R. A Digital Collections Plan for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society

Roberts, V. Engaging Community through Native Plant Gardens at Small Heritage Museums:” Creating an Interpretive Plan for the Log House Museum Native Plant Garden

Stockham, C. There’s a museum for that? Defining new pop-up experiential exhibition spaces

Svgdik, D. If this was just a museum: employee emotional wellbeing at trauma site museums

Wiley, E. Place in space: what moving means for a museum’s identity

Winkowski, S. Burke at Work: Illuminating Use and Value of Natural History Collections

Class of 2016   

Aldenhuysen, C. Food for Thought: Emergence of Food-Based Historical Museum Walking Tours.

Baird, B. Responsible Tourism for the New Museum: An evaluation of offsite museum travel programs.

Benson, A. Recovering from Natural Disasters: Helping Museum Employees Return to Workplace Normalcy.

Brandell, G. Dialogue for Public Engagement.

Brenner, B. Does Music Matter to Museum Visitors?: Understanding the Effect of Music in an Exhibit on the Visitor Experience.

Buckner, J. How Can We Talk About It?: Disrupting Heteronormativity Through Historic House Museums.

Clair, M. The Social Justice and Societal Impact of Public Programs in House Museums.

Dawes, S. Looking Through Glass: Understanding Visitor Perceptions of Visible Storage Methods in Museums.

Dennis, V. Collections Management for an All-Volunteer Organization.

Fronczak, R. Curating Secrets Can…Exploring the Potential for Interactive and Emotional Exhibits.

Harmsen, R. Warts and All: The Representation and Interpretation of War in Museums.

Hayes, J. Creating Discomfort: Exploring the Use of Emotional Immersive Experiences to Address Social Issues in Museums.

Holden, C. Collaborative Change: A Survey of Collaborations in Museums to Address Social Issues.

Januszewski , C. Exhibiting Community: Using Collected Interviews in a Small Interactive Exhibit.

Kelley, D. Play On: The Importance of Adult-Only Play Events at Children’s Museums.

Kleinpass, P. Saving Space: Exhibit Design in Small Spaces.

Lewis, K. The Impact of Socially Conscious Art Exhibitions: A Case Study of Art AIDS America.

Li, X. Emergence of Special Art Exhibits in Shopping Malls in Shanghai.

Loesser, G. Analyzing Visitor Perceptions of Personalization in Art Museum Interactive Technology.

Lopez, J. Through the Glass: A Glimpse into the Management of Visible Labs.

Mandeltort, M. It’s Only Temporary: Public Art and the Museum.

Martinez, P. Current Science in Museums and Science Centers.

McCauley, B. Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Decision-Making about Acquisitions at Community Historical Organizations.

Miller, J. Roles and Responsibilities of Digital Engagement Managers in Contemporary Art Museums.

Reichelt, M. Big Data Development: A Tool for Interpreting Institutional Impact.

Robinson, M. Don’t Forget to Play…Examining what Play looks like in Museums for Adult Visitors.

Rosendale, K. Stories Between Each Line: An exploration of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park — Seattle Unit’s collections as the Artist-in-Residence.

Rzemien, M. Assessing Historical Thinking at a State History Museum.

Scharon, C. Long-Term Impacts of a Museum School Experience on Science Identity.

Simone, A. Empathy and Its Potential in Museum Practice.

Talpos, P. Culture You Can Drink: What Can Museums Learn from Brewery Tours?

Vilendrer, S. Abortion? Abortion! Abortion.: Destigmatizing Abortion through Storytelling.

Young, S. So We Beat On: How Native Interpreters at Living History Museums Experience Racial Microaggressions.


Class of 2015

Barber, G. Curating Imaginature: A Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Kirkland Arts Center.

Beliveau, J. Audio Elements: Understanding Current Uses of Sound in Museum Exhibits.

Bennett, A. In Sickness and in Health: Museum Programming for People with Life-Threatening Illness.

Clifton, W. Beyond Human: Animals, Aliens, and Artificial Intelligence.

Goss, A. Managing Education Collections: The Care/Use Balance in Natural History Museums.

Greenslit, J. Museums Connect: The Next Chapter of International Collaboration.

Hightower, J. Trailblazing the Concrete Jungle: Museums Utilizing Interpretive Nature Trails in Urban Communities.

Johnson, B. Engaging with space in human rights and memorial museums.

Klein, D. The Art of War: Examining Museums’ Art Therapy Programs for Military Veterans.

Lamar, K. Impacts of Art Museum-Based Dementia Programming on the Participating Care Partners.

Lopez, A. Emotions at Play: Assessing Emotional Responses of Teenagers After They Play “Papers, Please.”

MacDowell, J. History Buff: Understanding the Goals of Physical Activity Programs and Exhibits at History Museums.

Matson, K. Entrusting Collections: Exploring a Process for Held in Trust Collections.

McCreery, F. Interpreting Incarceration: How Historical Prison Museums are Addressing the Social Aspects of Criminal Justice.

Mele, A. Now You See It! A History of Art about Slime Molds: An Exhibit for the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Messenger, L. Location Aware: Museum Mobile Applications as an Interpretive Tool.

Nowell, K. An Interpretive Master Plan for the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse.

Oates, A. Evidences of Learning in an Art Museum Makerspace.

Olivo, S. Rocking the Boat: Exhibition Methods of Storytelling the Experience of Gender and Sexual in Museums.

Ridenour, H. Interpretive Planners and Institutional Change in Art Museums.

Roth, E. Food For Thought: Assessing Visitor Comfort and Attitudes toward Carcass Feeding at the ABQ BioParkZoo.

Rozyn, K. The Comfort in Being Sad: Memorial, Museum, and Kurt Cobain.

Rudrud, E. Does Money Matter? Visitor Awareness and Perception of Museum Funding Models.

Smith, B. Art Museums, School Visits and Critical Thinking: A Case Study of Programmatic Strategies.

Smith, J. Road Signs: A Preservation, Restoration, and Operation of Museum Vehicles Best Practices Toolkit for LeMay—America’s Car Museum.

Strasner, S. #SocialMedium: A Summative Evaluation.

Taggart, S. Art in the Park: Designing an Artist in Residency Program for the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Walsh, A. Approaching the Limitless: The Sustainability of Art-Collecting Institutions of the Pacific Northwest.

Ye, Z. International Traveling Exhibitions: Comparison of Two Case Studies from China.

Yeaman, T. Daring to be Dramatic: An Examination of the Live Interpretation of Slavery at Two Living History Museums.