Brigid Laurie

Photo of Brigid Laurie Exhibit Developer / Writer
Smithsonian Institution
Phone: 301-238-2109

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Communicating complex ideas to non-experts, creating informal learning environments, working with subject area experts to “translate” their expertise, creating immersive learning environments, exhibit script concepting/development, exhibit writing, interdisciplinary approaches to complex topics

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Biographical Sketch

Brigid joined Smithsonian Exhibits in 2014. She’s built her career on working with curators, educators, and a wide variety of subject area experts (such as scientists, engineers, historians, etc.) to create unique exhibitions and visitor centers. Additionally, she can create collateral materials for exhibitions. Brigid’s prior experience includes positions at the National Building Museum and at an exhibition design and development firm.



  • MA in Museum Studies, with a focus on exhibition development (Academic Core: American Studies), The George Washington University, Washington, DC 2001
  • BA in Anthropology, with a focus on cultural anthropology; minor in the Growth and Structure of Cities,  Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1999

Other Research

Relevant exhibitions to the Chesapeake Bay include:

  • Water/Ways, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), currently on tour
  • The Loudoun Aquiary, the visitor center for Loudoun Water
  • Green Community, National Building Museum

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