Museography – Museum Practice


Teaching Staff: Micheli Anna
Course Code: MUS240
Field: General Core
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Semester: 4th
ECTS: 4
Total Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
Short Description:

Museography is the set of applications related to the museological needs of the exhibitions and covers the methods and practices of museums in their various fields.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The aim of the course is to fully present and develop the objectives, content and practices of museography. The course details the relation between museology and museography, clarifies the roles of the curator, museologist and museographer in the modern museum, presents the principles and possibilities of museographic design, as well as the various museographic techniques.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • detect he stages of the museographic work
  • address the practical issues of running the museum
  • collaborates interdisciplinary to achieve the objectives of a report
Syllabus:

Week #1: Introductory remarks

Week #2: Introduction to Museography

Week #3: Interpretative planning

Week #4: Thoughts on the museum galleries

Week #5: Phases of the Museographic work

Week #6: Organization chart of the exhibitions

Week #7: Categorization of exhibits

Week #8: Interpretive process

Week #9: Museographic composition

Week #10: Application of study, equipment, space utilization

Week #11: Multimedia use

Week #12: After the inauguration: drawing conclusions

Week #13: Discussion: museum and temporary exhibitions

Suggested Bibliography:
  • Black, Graham, Το ελκυστικό μουσείο. Μουσεία και επισκέπτες (Αθήνα 2009) Μέρος Δ’
  • Καραμπά, Ελπίδα, “Curating”: Απόψεις για την επιμελητική δράση. 9+1 α-πραγματοποίητα πρότζεκτ (Αθήνα 2005)
  • Τέση Σαλή, Μουσειολογία 2. Βασικές αρχές έκθεσης μουσειακών συλλογών (Αθήνα 2006) κεφ. 5.
  • Adams, P. R., The exhibition. In: UNESCO (Hrsg.): The organization of museums: practical advice. Paris 1960. (Museums and monuments. 9) S. 126-145
Teaching Methods:

The course is divided into a theoretical and practical part. It is expected that students will study selected texts, they will visit museums and make critical comments on an exhibition.

New Technologies:

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Evaluation Methods:

Written examination and optional work and presentation.


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