Class Description

Fall 2020

INF 388E Historical Museums: Context and Practice

Unique ID: 27295 Patricia Galloway
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The process of exhibit creation in historical museums, from planning through development to opening and maintenance, as a negotiation among stakeholders for influence on the story that is told. Students visit local historical museums and examine how presentations are influenced by the institutional position of the museum, including its history and resources; the concerns of museum employees; the influence of the audience and of those who are directly affected or represented by an exhibit; and the role of contractual professionals.


Graduate standing and consent of instructor.


Synchronous class meetings conducted online.


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