Christine Reich is Director of Research and Evaluation at the Museum of Science, Boston, where she has worked for 14 years. She began her career as a museum educator and exhibit planner, working on exhibitions such as Making Models and the nationally touring Secrets of Aging, and focusing on creating exhibitions for visitors of a broad range of ages, abilities, and disabilities. Currently, Ms. Reich oversees research and evaluation efforts related to informal learning at the museum. Her efforts continue to focus on issues related to equity and access in museum learning environments, with a particular focus on universal design. In addition to her work at the Museum of Science, Ms. Reich instructed the Visitor Studies course at the Harvard University Extension School, was on the editorial board of ASTC Dimensions, and is currently chair-elect for the Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (a Standing Professional Committee of the American Association of Museums). Ms. Reich has BS in agricultural and biological engineering from Cornell University, a graduate degree in museum studies from Harvard University, a MEd from Lesley University, and is a doctoral candidate at the Boston College Lynch School of Education.
Societal implications, Equity, Envisioning the future