Museum Studies: Exhibit Design

Museum Studies: Exhibit Design
In this course we will explore the many aspects of the exhibit design process in a museum setting–from object care and interpretation through space analysis, display furniture design, graphics, and lighting. Utilizing digital images, readings, and discussions, the class will explore the history of exhibit design from Victorian curiosity rooms to current trends in interactive exhibits and designing for the disabled. Through hands-on exercises, model making, and electronic CAD and graphics programs, students will experiment with exhibit lighting, gallery layouts, and graphic design. Students will keep a daily design journal and as a final project, each student will present a formal design proposal of a particular museum installation. This course will count as an elective towards the History of Art Major.
Ken has designed more than 150 exhibits, mostly for his 35-year career at the Middlebury College Museum of Art./
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HARC 1010

All Sections in Winter 2023

Winter 2023

HARC1010A-W23 Lecture (Pohlman)