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Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:01

Course Overview

The ‘Curating an Exhibition’ course leads to the creation and opening of the summer exhibition in King’s Museum. Working together as a team, each student also takes on a specific role, including research, writing, design, installation, events management and marketing, working closely with the relevant members of museum staff. The course makes extensive use of the University’s internationally-important museum collections and gives students an opportunity to reflect on an important aspect of museum practice.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr Neil Curtis

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will afford students the opportunity to work with Aberdeen's extensive museum collections and rare book collections to design and execute an exhibition with both a physical and virtual presence.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Letters in Art and Business
  • Master of Letters in Museum Studies

Contact Teaching Time

112 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


An exhibition proposal (formative), a 3000 word reflective portfolio (40%), a 3000 word object study (40%), while the exhibition itself will be assessed (20%).

Formative Assessment




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