Class Description

Fall 2020

INF 386E Information and Culture : Planning and Understanding Exhibits

Unique ID: 27289 Sarah Norris
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Syllabus
UTA 1.506B


Exhibits are a powerful way for libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions to engage the public with their collections. This course offers students the opportunity to plan and install an exhibit, focusing on objectives such as: crafting a narrative around physical objects; drafting exhibit text; accommodating media preservation issues; building basic display supports; and publicizing the exhibit. Students will learn about the historical origins of modern-day exhibit practices, and will visit and evaluate current exhibits on campus and in the Austin area.


Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.


Instructional mode will alternate between periodic in-person class meetings and online coursework.


Registration priority given to iSchool students. Additional seats may open up for outside students in a later registration period.