A number of Broadies are collaborating to update the 7,100-square-foot atrium lobby, currently known as the DNAtrium, into a publicly accessible museum. Opening later in 2022, the Broad Discovery Center will showcase deep narratives around how researchers at the Broad and our partner institutions are systematically deciphering the root causes of disease. Through engaging exhibits and thoughtful storytelling, visitors will discover the history of a variety of disease areas, from previous ways of studying the disease and treating patients to how new technologies and approaches are helping scientists understand the underlying mechanisms that point towards modern therapeutics. Much of this story will be about what's becoming possible and what the future may look like.

The Broad Discovery Center will be a flexible space that allows us to continue hosting scientific meetings, events, and poster sessions in an appealing destination for Broadies, visiting scientists, local residents, tour groups, college students, patients participating in research, and others.

During 2019 and 2020, many Broadies joined us for workshops to test narratives, storylines, and topics. In January 2020, we launched the digital vestibule at the Merkin Building entrance, which serves as Broad's "front door." 

 

Broad Museum Planning Team

Executive direction

Todd Golub
Institute Director



Leadership sponsor

Lee McGuire
Chief Communications Officer



Project lead

Namrata Sengupta
Associate Director, Scientific Public Engagement and Broad Discovery Center
Science content

Megan Talkington
Senior Science Writer


Kelsey Tsipis
Development Writer


Karen Zusi-Tran (Editorial lead)
Senior Media Relations Manager



Illustration

Susanna Hamilton
Senior Graphic Designer




 
Project manager

Shannon Humphreys
Project Manager II, Communications



Space planning & design

Sarah Cottet
Senior Director, Facilities


Jeanne MacLellan
Consultant/Senior Project Manager,
Space Planning & Design



Operations

A. Nora Long
Operations Specialist,
Community Engagement. 

 

Contacts

For questions related to the museum renovation, email museumcurationteam@broadinstitute.org.

For questions related to hosting an event, email events@broadinstitute.org.

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Broad Discovery Center Preview
Preview the new Broad Discovery Center
Visit an exhibit structure from the Psychiatric Research gallery in the Merkin lobby beginning April 19.
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Broad Discovery Center