Museum as Object
When we teach with objects in a museum, we are building on the museum's history of collecting and curatorial decision-making. That history shapes what's available for study and teaching, the way it's presented, and, to some extent, the stories that can be told. This workshop offers a peek behind the curtain at museum practices to reveal the assumptions that go into collecting and display. What makes an object museum-worthy? How do museum rules about presentation shape storytelling? How can teachers find out more about collections and their history? How might we use museum history to teach with objects? This session is facilitated by Steven Lubar, professor of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture, Brown University.
Space is limited. Registration required.
Meet at RISD Museum's Benefit Street entrance, 224 Benefit Street.
This collaborative series, between the RISD Museum and Brown University’s Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, invites instructors to explore object-based teaching and learning strategies and consider ways to incorporate arts or object-based pedagogy in courses across the disciplines. Join us for sessions facilitated by faculty and staff who discuss the ways they teach with art and objects in their courses and strategies for working with collections.