Meredith Peruzzi is a deaf public historian and museum professional. Her primary research field is the history of Gallaudet University, and the history of deaf education and the deaf community in the United States. In addition to her work as a museum curator and administrator, she is a frequent consultant on the topic of making exhibitions and programming more accessible to deaf visitors, which is the subject of her current PhD research at the University of Leicester.


Director, National Deaf Life Museum
Gallaudet University
Washington DC

  • Exhibition development, from concept-based outline to exhibit opening, including scriptwriting. Historical research and artifact management. Development of innovative applications of technology to enhance exhibit accessibility.
  • Daily oversight of the museum and all operations, staff supervision, budget management, space allocation, event coordination. Program development and curricular connection at the university level.
  • Advising constituents in the museum field on making exhibits accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind visitors. Presentations on accessibility in the US and internationally.

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