This workshop presents an opportunity to explore the planning, development, and implementation of exhibitions in an archival setting. Get practical training and theoretical knowledge about developing an exhibit in a special collections setting, from the initial idea through planning, exhibiting, and beyond. Be part of a discussion on collaboration beyond the archives: learn about advertising and marketing the exhibit, outreach and education, adding impact through the development of related events, working with the media to publicize your event, reaching a broader audience, and developing a digital component to the exhibit. Also included are practical tips on the use of readily available materials to create a professional, informative, and attractive exhibit without compromising the materials.
Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:
Understand the fundamentals of developing an archival exhibit
Develop potential exhibition ideas and initial plans to bring back to your home institution
Use everyday materials to create polished exhibits
Expand the general concept of the archival exhibition to include tie-ins with lectures, readings, campus or community events, holidays, etc.
Use tools to build an exhibit with minimal effort and cost
Who Should Attend:
Archives professionals who are interested in developing exhibitions within a repository, students in archival studies, and other information professionals who are considering expanding public service and outreach skills through exhibition development