Jihahuan of the ‘Curating an Exhibition’ course tells us about a new exhibition by Students in Sir Duncan Rice Library in this blog:
‘We are fifteen students taking the course ‘Curating an Exhibition’. Our main task this semester is to create an exhibition that will engage not only students, but also the Aberdeen public. This year’s exhibition is called Objects Uncovered – Questioning Authenticity. Our aim is to challenge the visitors’ perceptions of authenticity and explore the stories behind the displayed objects. In the exhibition each object has its own detailed description that will help visitors to get an in-depth understanding of the authenticity theme.
On June 11th 2019, twenty class-selected objects will be on display at the back of Sir Duncan Rice Library (ground floor). The planning and organisation of this exhibition is a fully student-led project. The project started in November 2018 and the development of the exhibition was created in a few intensive months.
The class was divided into four groups: logistics coordinators, object selection and layout team, design and marketing team and the interpretation and editing team. Each group is responsible for a different part of the exhibition, and each group member has been indispensable, contributing something different to the overall project.
In order for this exhibition to take place, the class and the teachers have spent a lot of energy and time. In addition, the cooperation with the museum staff played a crucial role in making this exhibition a success. Their experience and invaluable curatorial knowledge and feedback was important at all project stages.
We as the design and marketing team would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the students for their efforts and the teachers for their active guidance. Look out for more updates via blogs and social media as we progress with the project!’