Greta Essig, Arman Hirose-Afshari, Christina Napolitano, Katharine Zeigler
Over the past two years, a committee of LGВТ community leaders and activists took preliminary steps towards creating a museum focused on LGВТ history and culture. The committee enlisted a Capstone team to research the stages of museum development and create recommendations for a strategic plan. The team performed extensive research on how museums are founded and shaped, conducted an environmental scan to understand the landscape the new museum would be entering, developed a strategic business plan to help guide the committee through the early stages of the museum’s development, and generated a set of final recommendations. The team’s research findings, business plan, and recommendations culminated in a final report that will inform the planning group as they pursue the establishment of the museum.