Course Details for Prof. Elizabeth “Betty” Bone - Summer - 2020

How Museums Communicate History: Irish Museums Tell Their Stories

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Assistant Professor - Creative and Performing Arts (More Info)

Prof. Elizabeth “Betty” Bone (More Info)

How Museums Communicate History: Irish Museums Tell Their Stories

Program Dates:
July 07, 2020 —July 21, 2020

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
ART 490

Art , Design

Course Description:
At almost 1,100 years old, Limerick has a rich culture steeped in heritage. What are the devices the city uses to tell its many stories? We will visit a wide variety of museums – from heritage centers to art museums, a brewery museum and a medieval castle - to examine the role that museum exhibition design plays in communicating knowledge and creating experiences. For design, history, and museum studies students, this course provides a unique learning opportunity— with on-site analyses of how history is preserved in museum settings and intensive evaluations of how museum exhibition design shapes the public’s historical consciousness and is constantly evolving with new media.


Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect to walk 4 to 6 miles a day in potentially rural areas.

Course Highlights:
Coming soon