Uncovering the Students Behind the New Exhibition

On June 11th a new exhibition titled “Objects Uncovered – Questioning Authenticity” curated by the students of the course ‘Curating An Exhibition’, in association with Museums and Special Collections staff will be opening. With objects exclusively from the University collections on display at Sir Duncan Rice Library, the students put together an exhibition around the topic of authenticity. This challenging them is represented by individual objects that each explain a different sphere and aim to challenge preconceptions.

What is real and what is fake? Under which circumstances is something labelled fake?

The exhibition will be on the Ground Floor of the Sir Duncan Rice Library

These were some of the questions the team of fifteen students had to face. Divided into four groups consisting of: interpretation team, object and layout team, marketing and design team and two coordinators. Every individual worked very hard to make this team-exhibition a success. Now, the final days are here and the last preparations are being made.

Did you know that creating an exhibition involved extensive text editing, exploring new skills in social media and spending hours on math calculations? All of the teams had to face new challenges and gain new professional skills that will further support their future professional role.  

This is the time to give ourselves a pat on the back for the process that has been done until now. Additionally, we would also like to thank our supervisors who acted as mentors on many occasions and who gave helpful support and creative inputs.

As a class we cannot wait to open our exhibit to the public, we hope you come and join us on June 11th 2019, at Sir Duncan Rice Library at the University of Aberdeen.

Object Uncovered – Questioning Authenticity will open on 11th June!

About uoamuseums

The University of Aberdeen's Museums include King’s Museum and the University's Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland's oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King's Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission. Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.
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