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Abigail Sarver-Verhey is an exhibition creator whose multidisciplinary work in the museum field includes design, development, and writing for science and history institutions. Whether the exhibit is about gravity, Giganotosaurus, or gingham, she is always passionate about creating dynamic educational experiences that make ideas more accessible and engaging.
She earned her BS in Anthropological Sciences at The Ohio State University and my MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning + Design at the University of the Arts. Her academic work focused on the communication of evolution in museums. It included an undergraduate exhibition project on human evolution with COSI and a graduate thesis that explored both design and narrative-based communication of evolution and ecology in natural history museums. Her work has been supported by grants from The Ohio State University and has been shared with exhibition design firms and museums including Ralph Appelbaum Associates and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
This foundation in science and design has shaped her multidisciplinary practice as an exhibition creator and given her a passion for both designing and developing exhibitions. Her background includes work designing hands-on science exhibits for The Ohio State University at COSI, developing history exhibitions for the University of the Arts and Eisterhold Associates, and designing zoo and museum experiences at PGAV Destinations.
She is currently an Exhibit Designer at the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. In this role, she leads the design of temporary exhibitions that explore complex, meaningful, and rich stories of St. Louis history, from the Vietnam War to local female artists.
You can explore her work further at: https://www.abigailsarververhey.com/.