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Lāth Carlson

Executive Director, Living Computers: Museum+Labs

Lāth Carlson is the founding director of a new museum of computer technology in Seattle WA. Living Computers is unique in that our mission is to provide direct experiences with authentic computer technology from the 1960’s to today. We have the world’s largest collection of operable vintage computers, and we make as many of them as possible available to the public.

Lāth previous held the position of Vice President—Exhibits and Content Development at The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley. Over three years, Lāth led The Tech in a completely new direction, to be a community resource for innovation. In 2015, The Tech was awarded a National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Prior to his position at The Tech, Lāth taught in the Museum Exhibition, Planning and Design master’s program at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and managed Art Guild, Inc. Lāth’s museum career includes positions at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Please Touch Museum- the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia, and the Franklin Institute Science Museum. Lāth has served on the board of the National Association for Museum Exhibition, and is a Noyce Leadership Institute Fellow.