The Museum of Women and Science
Wortham, Brooke D
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From prehistoric priestesses to contemporary post-doctorates, the contributions that women have made to the world via science have been left out of history. The goal of this thesis is to design a building that articulates the relationship that women have had with science through the ages. Just like women are expected to be many things throughout the course of their lives, the building will respond to the many pressures of the site, including surrounding context and the preservation of a 19th century historic schoolhouse. Through the exploration of the architectural issues, the building will be a metaphor for the way in which the history of women can and should be incorporated into the public's understanding of how we got to where we are and why we are going where we are going rather than remaining an obscure field of study on the fringe of what is generally accepted as history.