I always associate the term ‘summer school’ with poorly performing students in American novels (Claudia from The Babysitters Club pops into mind readily). However, this time around, ‘summer school’ is a week-long, intensive course I will be attending on-campus in order to complete the coursework requirements of my MA. This course is part of the Museums & Collections specialisation (rather than my Art History & Curatorship specialisation) and focuses on exhibition development.
I am hoping this course will be an interesting look into the development of exhibitions, rather than my current understanding of collecting in general.
NB: the convenor is aware I am an online student and am only in Canberra for the length of the face-to-face classes.
1. Portfolio that includes:
- Visualisation of design (eg. poster or CDROM that includes 2-3 sample wall texts): 50%
- Catalogue essay (800 words): 15%
- Project exegesis (1500 words): 25%
2. Attendance and presentation of design on final day: 10%
- Exhibitions: a practical guide for small museums and galleries
- Exhibition Experiments (new interventions in art history)