Seminar in Archives and Records Management
Topics: Curating Exhibitions from Archival Collections (2 units)
Course Information

Leigh Gleason
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Course Information

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of curating exhibitions from archival holdings.  Students will propose and conceptualize a small exhibition, and through this process learn exhibition scripting, didactic writing, object selection, and arrangement.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the process of creating an exhibition, including object selection, writing for an exhibition’s audience, and arrangement of items
  2. Conceptualize didactic texts appropriate for exhibition audiences

Core Competencies: F, J, M

Assignments
Assignments will include:

  • Exhibition proposal: describe the content, concept, and vision of proposed curatorial project, including budget and timeline.
  • Curatorial project: curated selection of 20-30 items, accompanying main text, tombstones, and any extra didactics and extended object labels