from the School of Museum Studies Exhibition Policy (2011)
All exhibitions in the Museum Studies building aim to:
- serve the School’s mission by representing, developing and/or critically exploring aspects of the teaching and/or research conducted within the School
Our objectives are to:
- facilitate the creation of exhibitions that are enjoyable, inspirational and stimulating both to produce and view
- engage the range of academic and museum visitors to the Museum Studies building in a variety of innovative and high quality, professional standard exhibitions
- forge links through our exhibition programme with new partners and communities as appropriate to the research and teaching activities of the School and University
- work in partnership with other bodies to contribute to the School’s exhibition strategy and to wider School research, teaching and income-generation objectives as appropriate and required
- ensure as far as resources allow best practice standards in design, interpretation, conservation and security within the exhibition and collections environment.
- To curate a collaborative exhibition for the School of Museum Studies with a working title: what do museums do?
- To invite artists or creative practitioners working on themes pertinent to this question (and thus to MA Module One), to curate (or co-curate) a display of their work and/or collections.
- Artwork may respond, or ask, questions such as:
- What do museums do?
- What are they for?
- What is a collection?
- Why do people collect?
- What is the role of objects?
- How do we value objects?
The main audiences for this exhibition are people using the School of Museum Studies building. This includes:
- Academic Museum Studies staff
- Other departmental staff
- MA Museum and Art Gallery Studies students
- PhD students
- Visiting scholars and researchers (international and national)
- Museum professionals
- Other students (e.g. from Education) who use the building