Creating Exhibitions of Rare Books and Other Special Collections Materials: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Eric Holzenberg

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

While this course considers theoretical issues of conceptualization and criticism, it essentially provides practical, hands-on, experience with the steps necessary to create a successful exhibition of rare book/special collections material. Major topics are planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation. The course is appropriate for students who are preparing for curatorial careers in rare book/ special collections units.

Required Textbook:

Brown, M. E., Power, R. 2006. Exhibits in Libraries: A Practical Guide.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/652-Exhibitions-and-Catalogues-F11.pdf

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