Fall 2023

INF 388E Historical Museums: Context and Practice

Unique ID: 28795


12:00 PM - 03:00 PM  UTA 1.502

*This class has been cancelled for fall, but will return in spring 2024.

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In Person


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.


Restricted to graduate students in the School of Information through registration periods 1 and 2. Outside students will be permitted to join our waitlists beginning with registration period 3.