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Expert Profile


Danielle Covatta Riva


She / Her / Hers



Full or Part-time

Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

6 – 10 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Curatorial/Collections, Exhibits development, Information/Technology/Digital, Marketing & Communications, Strategic Planning, Other

I am a New England-based exhibit designer with nearly a decade of experience in the museum field. I currently work as an independent designer and consultant.


As a multidisciplinary designer I am comfortable working in architecture, graphic design, and interior design as well as content research and development. My work includes researching, conceptualizing, modeling, prototyping, drafting, and detailing exhibit elements from concept development through final design and fabrication.


I have worked for world-renowned exhibit design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates and in-house at wide variety of cultural institutions including the Museum of Science, the New-York Historical Society, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian. I hold a BA in architecture from Smith College and an MS in interior and exhibit design from Pratt Institute.


To view work samples, please visit my website:

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