MUSE 605

Curatorial Studies Practicum

In this course, students develop a historical and theoretical basis and direct, professional practice in fundamental areas of curatorial/museum studies. Topics include the evolving definitions and responsibilities of a museum curator, the 'objects’ and interpretative approaches of curatorial purview, best curatorial practices and a variety of issues related to the building, research and display of a coherent collection. Students participate in numerous, hands-on, curatorial workshops, and curate a professional, public exhibition using USF’s Thacher Gallery, Donohue Rare Book Room or other local venue.