Seminar in Archives and Records Management
Topics: Curating Exhibitions from Archival Collections (2 units)
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:
- Understand the process of creating an exhibition, including object selection, writing for an exhibition’s audience, and arrangement of items
- Conceptualize didactic texts appropriate for exhibition audiences
Core Competencies: F, J, M
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