This module covers all aspects of curating and display. Students will engage physically with a wide range of artworks and artefacts. Students will take part in a range of gallery-based skills-development activities and learning exercises as an integral part of the programme. Topics covered will include collections development (including object selection and acquisition); curation of collections (including documentation, conservation of objects and advanced object research); and the exhibition of collections (including developing an exhibition narrative, interpretation and planning the visual and spatial layout of exhibitions). The module involves two field trips when students can gain practical insights into the design of real exhibitions and can consider the relationship between theory and practice. The field trips form the basis of two of the summative assignments.
Coordinator: Dr Hazel Donkin
Further details of pre-requisites, co-requisites, aims, contact hours and assessment.