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ERIC Number: EJ1056304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Toward a Pedagogy for Faculty and Student Co-Responsibility in Curating College Museum Exhibitions
Rodgers, Susan
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v14 n2 p150-165 Apr 2015
When undergraduates work with college faculty on complex research projects, the students are often asked to take on the role of "secondary-level" gatherers of data. This can be legitimate: the students have no graduate training and the faculty mentor is more experienced in research design and analysis. This study, however, offers an alternative model for student/faculty joint research: a model for pedagogy on the arts in anthropology that fosters stronger degrees of student agency and "ownership" of a museum project. At issue was a college art gallery exhibition called "Transnational Ikat: An Asian Textile on the Move" co-curated by an anthropologist (the author) and undergraduates. Some institutions invite undergraduates to curate exhibitions via museum studies seminars. However, the model discussed here had more scope: the team did ethnographic fieldwork in Bali, then cowrote the exhibition website, and then led gallery tours. Co-ownership of the entire undertaking was fostered in all stages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; Malaysia
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