Faculty: Jin Darney and Sally Cloninger
Wednesday, September 27 9:00 AM SEM 2 C1105
Opening, Program Logistics
Lecture: Introduction to "The Poetic Museum" [Jin]
Reading: Spalding, Julian, "Introduction and Chapter One-Old Things and Old Thoughts." The Poetic Museum: Reviving Historic Collections , Prestel, London: 2002. 7-23 (download pdf here)
Thursday, September 28 10:00-4:30 COM. 308
- How to read the article: seminar AM
Reading: Clifford, James, "On Collecting Art and Culture." The Predicament of Culture:
Twentieth Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art Twentieth Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art . Harvard UP, Cambridge: 1988. 215-251 (download pdf here)
- How to read a film: film seminar PM
Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America , PBS 2006, 55 min.
The Museum Project proposal introduced; download pdf from website
Friday, September 29 10:00 Design Lab, Com. 408
Curating an Exhibit
Each student must bring one
2-D and one 3-D image to class.
Reading: Rose, Gilliam, "The Good Eye." Visual Methodologies , Sage Publications, London, 2005.
- Sally's Seminar: Drawing AM in Design Lab, Com. 408
With Marilyn Frasca
- Jin's Seminar: Library Research, Working with Visual Images in Mac Lab, L2619
With Jules Unsel and Amy Greene
Wednesday, October 4 9:30 AM Meet at State Capital Museum
Field trip to State Capital Museum
Meet at Coach House
211 SW 21 st Ave. Olympia 98501
Reading: Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara, " Introduction and Part One The Agency of Display." Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage , UC Press, Berkeley: 1998. 1-130.
Thursday, October 5 10:00 Com. 308
- Discussion of State Capital Museum and debrief AM
- Lecture and Work Session: Visual Methods 1 PM (Sally)
Reading: Visual Methodologies , 1-32 and 54-134.
Friday, October 6 10:00 Sem. 2 D1105
Prep for Tacoma trip
Q and A proposal preparation
Reading: Spalding, Julian, "Looking at Things." The Poetic Museum: Reviving Historic Collections , Prestel, London: 2002. 65-77. (pdf on website)
- Jin's Seminar: Drawing in Design Lab, Com. 408,
With Marilyn Frasca
- Sally's Seminar: Library Research, Working with Visual Images in MAC Lab L2619
With Jules Unsel and Amy Greene
Wednesday, October 11 -Vans to Tacoma leave Library Circle at 9:00 AM
Two Tacoma Museums Field trip
ALL DAY (note extra class time) Return from Tacoma at 4:00PM
Thursday, October 12 No formal class
Faculty available for consultation in Offices
Work Session: Museum project proposals
Friday, October 13 10:00 in Sem. 2 D1105
Films: Great Museums: The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and The National Museum of Women in the Arts , PBS, 2006. 27 min. each
Reading: Clavir, Miriam, "Conservation Values and Ethics." Preserving What is Valued: Museums, Conservation and First Nations , UBC Press, Vancouver: 2002. 26-66 [Part One and Part Two]
1:00-2:30 Jin's Seminar: BLOG WORKSHOP in MAC Lab L2619 (Amy Greene)
Sally's Seminar: SEMINAR in Com. 308
2:45-4:15 Sally's Seminar: BLOG WORKSHOP in MAC Lab L2619 (Amy Greene)
Jin's Seminar: SEMINAR in Com. 308
Seminar on "Disputing Taste." In Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage , 259-281
Note: Museum Project Proposals due at Seminar
Wednesday, October 18 9:00 in Sem. 2 C1105
Lecture: Visual Methods 2 [Sally and Jin]
- Seattle Museums: Documentation project discussed. Create Museum groups.
- Museum Photography Basics
Reading: Visual Methodologies , 135-203.
Thursday, October 19 10:00 in Com. 308
MUSEUM GROUPS MEET in Com. 308 and 310
1:00-2:30 Sally's Museums Group: Wiki WORKSHOP in MAC Lab (Amy Greene)
Jin's Museums Group: SEMINAR in Com. 308
2:45-4:15 Jin's Museums Group: Wiki WORKSHOP in MAC Lab (Amy Greene)
Sally's Museums Group: SEMINAR in Com. 308
Note: BRING YOUR REVISED MUSEUM PROJECT PROPOSAL TO WIKI WORKSHOP AND POST ON YOUR PAGE BY END OF THE DAY.
Seminar reading: Visual Methodologies , Discourse Analysis II, 164-186
Friday, October 20 -Vans to Seattle leave Library Circle at 9:00 AM
ALL DAY Field trip Return from Seattle by 5:30 PM
3 Seattle Museums DOCUMENTATION PROJECT in Museum Groups
Wednesday, October 25 9:00 in Sem. 2 D1105
The Museums Documentation Kit unveiled
Thursday, October 26 10:00 in Com. 308
Reading: Weschler, Lawrence, Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder , Vintage Books, New York, 1996.
SEATTLE MUSEUMS FIELD STUDIES in Com. 308
1:00 Digging Up Culture: The Burke
1:30 Team Chic: The Wing Luke
2:00 WTF: The Henry
2:30 Search and Histroy: MOHAI
Friday, October 27 10:00 in Sem. 2 D1105
SEATTLE MUSEUMS FIELD STUDIES
Sem 2 D1105
10:00 ThE OthErs: The Burke
10:30 Greeners West: The Wing Luke
11:30 Reuben: The Henry
1:30 AIT: MOHAI
2:00 YMCA: The Frye
Wednesday, November 1 9:00 in Sem. 2 C1105
Museum Project Pre-trip Presentations-- Wiki Sites and Research Questions (5 minutes max)
Thursday, November 2 10:00 in Com. 308
Museum Project Pre-trip Presentations-- Wiki Sites and Research Questions ( 5 minutes max)
1:00-2:30 Jin's Museums Group POWERPOINT WORKSHOP in MAC Lab (Amy Greene)
Sally's Museums Group SEMINAR in Com. 308
2:45-4:15 Sally's Museums Group POWERPOINT WORKSHOP in MAC Lab (Amy Greene)
Jin's Museums Group SEMINAR in Com. 308
Friday, November 3 10:00 in Sem. 2 D1105
AM Final Trip Preparations and Send-off
PM No class
Field Research at your museum; completion of Museums Documentation Kit; individual research
November 19-25 No class Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 29 9:00 in Sem. 2 C1105
Debrief Field Studies All students must be present.
Guidelines for Final Presentations
Thursday, November 30
All Day: Assisted Work Session MAC Lab (Amy Greene and staff)
Friday, December 1
NO CLASS: work time
Faculty available for conferences
TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9:00-4:30 Locations TBA
Note extra class sessions.
MONDAY-THURSDAY Dec. 11-14
Do not make winter break travel plans until you have scheduled your conference
Sketch Book (at least 5.5" x 8.5")
Mechanical Pencil (5mm), 2B lead (or 3B), soft graphite pencil, charcoal pencil, Staedtler mars plastic eraser, blending stump (aka smudge stick), other personal drawing materials
Still Camera (35mm or digital), film and/or memory cards
Museum entrance fees: Tacoma ($12) and Seattle (TBA)
Travel and living expenses for Field Work
Requirements for full credit
- Full participation in all class activities (this means no absences unless documented by a written excuse from a doctor).
- Timely attendance at program events (this means that no tardiness will be tolerated).
- Timely execution of all assigned projects.
- Successful completion of Museum Field Study off campus.
- Evaluation Conference, written self evaluation, and evaluation of faculty.
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