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Led the exhibit team and provided operational planning for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, a new 47,000-square foot museum developed in downtown Dallas. Work included overall guidance of the development of the museum and visitor experience, coordinating the work of the exhibit design team, media producers, and design/build fabricators, and shepherding review of all content and deliverables by the client and board committee members. Responsible for project management, budget, schedule, and procuring outside consultants for visitor evaluation, throughput analysis, and research. Also provided advice on content, visitor engagement, operational planning, and industry best practices. Opened September 2019.

— Mary Pat Higgins, President and CEO of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

We had the great fortune of engaging Carolynne Harris in the early stages of our project to serve as our Project Manager for the design and installation of our new permanent exhibition, in connection with opening the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. The Museum opens in September 2019, so we are in the home stretch, and I can honestly say that I don’t know what we would have done without Carolynne’s leadership.

We have a small internal team and none of us had been involved with developing a large scale exhibition before.  Carolynne’s vast experience with every step of the process has been invaluable. Moreover, her calm, organized, and detail-oriented approach has kept us on track with the schedule and on budget, while maintaining our vision.   She helped us engage a top-notch team of professionals and has ensured careful coordination between the exhibition and building design. Most importantly, Carolynne’s commitment to our project has never wavered. She treats our new Museum as if it were her own, and her leadership is a huge part of our success.

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