Units of Study

MUSM7030 - Exhibition Development

Semester 1a, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chiara OReilly


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.


1x1000wd equivalent online discussions (15%), 1x2000wd exhibition proposal (35%), 1x3000wd essay (50%)


Intensive mode in weeks 2-6 in Semester 1

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