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Online course on exhibitions

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
MS 235: Scripting the Exhibition
Instructor: Karin Hostetter
July 1-26, 2013
Location: Online at

Description: So much to say and so little space in which to say it.
That is the dilemma when scripting an exhibition. How do you say
what needs to be said in the space available? How do you even figure
out how to limit the information in the first place? Discover the
value of themes, tangibles, intangibles, and universals in writing
exhibit text that visitors really want to read and remember.
Additional resources provided on font size and colors as well as
label layout.

Logistics: Participants in Scripting the Exhibit work through
sections on their own. Materials and resources include online
literature, slide lectures and dialog between students and the
instructor through online forums.

Scripting the Exhibit runs four weeks. To learn more about the
course, please go to
<URL:> If
you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at

The Instructor:

    Karin Hostetter is experienced in interpretive writing, program
    and curriculum development, and staff and volunteer training. As
    an interpretive writer, Ms. Hostetter has written text for
    exhibits, wayside exhibits, visitor brochures, and professional
    magazines. Her skill is in making technical information
    understandable and meaningful to visitors.

    Karin Hostetter is owner of Interpret This, a consulting company
    specializing in interpretive writing, program and curriculum
    development, and volunteer program management. When she is not
    consulting with other museums, she likes to volunteer and
    contract teach at them with a special love for preschool and
    family programs.

Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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Received on Tuesday, 11 June, 2013

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