MFA '06 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design)
Dana Schloss is a prototyper and exhibit developer in science and children's museums. They spend a lot of time designing, developing and testing experiences to help visitors take creative risks, build confidence and competence, question assumptions and explore new ways of understanding the world. They can build anything out of cardboard or scraps and they love helping people learn how to use real tools to build big things.
Dana earned an MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning & Design from UArts and has spent time at museums all over North America; they helped develop exhibits to build a new science centre at Telus Spark in Calgary; they were a tour guide and maintainer at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens; they ran the Making and Tinkering workshops and was the Manager of Museum Experience at ScienceWorks, a tiny rural museum in Oregon. Currently, Dana is the Director of Exhibit Experience at the New York Hall of Science in Queens where they are working to update the museum's exhibition offerings to better serve its diverse audience.