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Online course on exhibitions

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
MS 106: Exhibit Fundamentals: Ideas to Installation
Instructor: Lin Nelson-Mayson
Sept 30 - Nov 8, 2013
Location: online at <URL:>

Description: Nearly every museum develops exhibits, but how can we
improve communication with visitors while taking care of our
objects? Exhibit Fundamentals explores exhibits from idea to final
installation in a variety of settings. Topics include exhibit
theory, the role of the museum's mission, creating a timeline,
accessibility and script writing. Also covered are design elements,
installation techniques, object safety and security, visitor safety
and evaluations. Each student develops an exhibit plan for his or
her museum.

Logistics: Participants in Exhibit Fundamentals work at their own
pace through six sections and interact through online chats.
Instructor Lin Nelson-Mayson is available at scheduled times during
the course for email support. Exhibit Fundamentals includes online
literature, slide lectures and student-teacher/group-teacher dialog.
The course is limited to 20 participants.

Exhibit Fundamentals runs six weeks. To learn more about the course
and reserve a spot go to
If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at

The Instructor:

    Lin Nelson-Mayson, with over 25 years of museum experience at
    small and large institutions, is director of the University of
    Minnesota's Goldstein Museum of Design. Prior to that, she was
    the director of ExhibitsUSA, a nonprofit exhibition touring
    organization that annually tours over 30 art and humanities
    exhibitions across the country. For five years, she was a
    coordinator or judge for the American Association of Museums'
    Excellence in Exhibitions Competition. She currently serves on
    the exhibition committee for the National Sculpture Society. Ms.
    Nelson-Mayson has extensive experience with the planning,
    preparation, research and installation of exhibitions. Ms
    Nelson-Mayson's experience includes teaching museum studies and
    museology courses. Her particular interest is the needs of small

Her credentials include the following;

An MFA from The Ohio State University in sculpture and critical
writing A BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in painting.
Work as a curator for the Ross County Historic Society (Chillicothe,
Ohio), the Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi), the Columbia
Museum of Art (South Carolina), and the Minnesota Museum of American

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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