Subject: Museum communication
Course: Museum exhibitions
ECTS credits: 6 (together with the course Fundamentals of Museum Communication)
Language: Croatian
Status: compulsory
Teaching methods: 2 hours lecture, 1 hour practical class
Prerequisite: successful completion of Fundamentals of Museum Communication
Assessment: written report + oral exam

Course description:  
Introduction; Exhibition Theory: Concept and Nature; Historical Overview; Exhibition Aims and Values; Transition from study and protection to exhibiting experiences; Exhibition types for the museum environment; Exhibiting techniques; Reality/illusion in a museum context; Exhibiting styles: aesthetic, theatrical, didactic – expography; Relationship between people and exhibits; Exhibits as information, symbols and preciousness; Narrative quality of exhibitions; Exhibiting practice: exhibition components and construction – planning to technical realization; Visitors as recipients of meaning; Potential, target and real audience; Exhibition evaluation: concept, type, methodology. Conclusion.

Course objectives:
Introduce theoretical discourse about museum exhibitions and exhibiting practice; preparing for independence in exhibition projects and the basic level of exhibition evaluation.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Dean, D. Museum exhibition: Theory and practice. New York: Routledge, 1994.
2. Lord, B; G.D. Lord. Manual of the museum exhibition. California: AltaMira Press, 2002.