- Code MUSC8018
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Humanities and the Arts
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Museum and Collection
- Areas of interest Museums and Collections, Design Arts, Arts, Heritage Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Anna Edmundson
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course focuses on the process of exhibitions design within the context of museums, cultural collecting institutions and heritage agencies. It examines contemporary innovative exhibitions and their designs, technologies, audience development, project management and stakeholder consultation. Practical skills such as writing for exhibitions (from proposals, education kits, labels to catalogues), object handling, hanging and public program development will be developed. Importantly, the exhibition developed as part of this course will actually be shown at an appropriate venue (such as a museum or heritage site).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- design and deliver a small exhibition including exhibition planning, community liaison, research techniques, installation, and texts related to exhibitions;
- apply interdisciplinary problem-solving skills as they relate to exhibition development;
- implement appropriate consultation methods and develop working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders; and
- contribute to the design of exhibitions for a diverse range of venues (which may include traveling and online exhibitions) and audiences.
- Participation/Group Work (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Catalogue Essay and Text Panel (25) [LO 1,4]
- Oral Presentation (10) [LO 1]
- Exhibition Proposal (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Paul Basu and Sharon Macdonald (eds), "Exhibition Experiments", Malden MA: Blackwell, 2007.
Georgia Rouette, "Exhibitions: A Practical Guide for Small Museums and Galleries", Museums Australia (Victoria), 2007.
Lord, B and Lord, G "The Manual of Museum Exhibition" Walnut Creek: Alta Mira (2001)
Serrell, B (1996) "Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach" Walnut Creek: Alta Mira
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