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MUSM7030: Exhibition Development

Understanding display practices in museums is central to the functions of these cultural institutions. This unit of study examines the way in which exhibitions may function by exploring current issues and debates associated with the practice of exhibiting. We will consider how different spaces inform the interpretation of the cultural material and information displayed. In particular, we will examine the issue of representation as it relates to the museum context. This unit of study will provide students with an overview of the intellectual discourses and practical knowledge used to analyse, conceptualise, propose and develop exhibitions.

Code MUSM7030
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge about the role, history and current ¿practice of exhibitions in the museum context
  • LO2. demonstrate a critical understanding of the exhibition as a medium of ¿representation
  • LO3. demonstrate a critical approach to the process of interpretation and presentation in ¿exhibition development
  • LO4. understand the relationships between exhibition development and the wider ¿context of institutional policy and operations
  • LO5. demonstrate an awareness of and be able to contribute to, contemporary discourse on ¿the practice of exhibiting
  • LO6. demonstrate an exhibition from conception, to proposal, creation and installation
  • LO7. understand the relationship between communities, museums, visitors and ¿exhibition development and display practices.