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

Leigh Gleason

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 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