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This object is currently on display in room 107 as part of Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics.


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Graphic Panel, Personal Protective Equipment

This is a Graphic panel. It is a part of the department.

Fighting disease with masks and protective clothing is an ancient practice. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) around the world. In spring 2020, PPE was especially scarce throughout the United States in nursing homes, prisons, and care facilities for people with disabilities.

Individuals came together to create face coverings for neighbors and health care workers. Engineers, artists, doctors, and designers sought to improve the comfort, cost, effectiveness, and sustainability of PPE. Their visionary ideas are shaping the future of masks and other protective gear.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 91.4 × 61 cm (36 × 24 in.)

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