Abigail Sarver-Verhey

Abigail Sarver-Verhey, University of the Arts
Philadelphia

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I am an exhibition developer, designer, project manager, science communicator, dinosaur nerd, collector of crazy shoes, and more. It is my wide range of interests that originally drew me to museum exhibitions and the opportunity they provide to dive into new subjects with each new project. While the topic may jump from gravity to Giganotosaurus to gingham, I am always passionate about creating dynamic, hands-on educational experiences that make ideas more accessible, engaging, and fun.

My background includes work for COSI, PGAV Destinations, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and Exhibits Development Group where I learned everything from collections management to design documentation. With an academic foundation in both anthropology and design, I am a strong exhibition developer and designer. Throughout my work I have found these skill sets to inform one another and my favorite projects are those in which I can exercise both.

When I'm not hard at work, you can usually find me attempting a new project, past highlights of which include furniture building, board game design, and sci-fi writing.

I will be graduating in May 2020 with an MFA in Exhibition Planning + Design from the University of the Arts. I am currently looking for exhibition development positions at exhibit design firms and science/natural history museums.

Where in the world would you like to work?
United States or Canada

Who is your favorite designer ever? And what one question would you ask them?
Maira Kalman - How do you think about using your particular whimsical, joyful style to present ideas in a unique way?

View Abigail Sarver-Verhey's work on her website. Connect with Abigail on LinkedIn.
 

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