Museum students create museum displays in School of Museum Studies

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 29, 2012 04:50 PM |
Public invited to visit the exhibition and see our students’ work.

Postgraduate students in our School of Museum Studies have been creating their own displays as part of their course. Working in groups, students studying for the MAs in Museum Studies and Art Museum and Gallery Studies spent five weeks developing displays on the theme of ‘The Order of Things’. All the items came from the collections of Leicester Arts and Museum Service.

The brief for the project was:

How do we give meaning to things? Why and how do our cultures categorise? What role do academic disciplines play in shaping our classifications of the world? And how can objects transcend and cross these disciplinary boundaries, including the boundaries between what is deemed 'art' and what is 'science'?"

If you’re in the vicinity of the School – just off campus at 19 University Road – during the day, feel free to pop in and take a look at the exhibition. It’s free and open to the public and running until 17 June 2012. (The building is open 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday except Bank Holidays. Please note that the University is closed over Easter Thursday-Tuesday.)

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