This workshop will introduce students to many of the fundamental concepts behind the creation of a successful museum exhibition. Working closely with DePauw University gallery staff, students will learn how to handle and care for museum objects, de-install an existing exhibition, and re-install a new show in the Emison gallery drawn exclusively from our extensive African art holdings. Other opportunities to assist with exhibitions in the Peeler Art Center will also be available. Lighting, label text, exhibition narratives, physical installation, visitor concerns, security, and layout will all be covered in detail. We will also examine historic and contemporary interpretations of museum exhibitions, including controversial exhibitions that have shaped contemporary exhibition theory.
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