MUB_015 Theory of museum presentation

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Václav Rutar (lecturer)
PhDr. Irena Loskotová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Pavla Wernerová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Irena Loskotová, Ph.D.
Division of Museology - Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucia Miškolciová
Supplier department: Division of Museology - Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Wed 22. 9. 14:00–17:40 D22, Wed 6. 10. 14:00–17:40 D22, Wed 3. 11. 14:00–17:40 D22, Wed 24. 11. 14:00–17:40 D22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course prepares students in the field of theory and practice of designing of museum temporary and permanent exhibitions and develops competencies in designing, analysing and interpreting of exhibitions.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand and explain the principles of museum exhibitions
analyse museum exhitions
Prepare new museum exhibition
interpret museum exhibitions
  • Theory of museum presentation in system of museology. Subject of theory of museum presentation. Ostension. Scheme of communication.
  • Museum presentation as the aim of museum work, Interpretation, temporary exhibition, permanent exhibition and various type of exhibition.
  • Preparation of museum presentation, cooperation with designer, theme of exhibition, libretto of exhibition, scenario of exhibition.
  • Mode of presentation. Static and dynamic
  • Mode of presentation - graphics od exhibition, Phtotography and exhibition, texts in exhibition, text and picture.
  • Mode of presentation - models, panorama, showcases.
  • Mode of presentation - hand-on exhibitions, guided tours oh exhibitions, lectures, computers on exhibitions
  • Mode of presentation - audiovisual in exhibitions, audioguides, audio and films in exhibitions
  • Lighting, mass media and exhibitions,
  • Evaluation of exhibitions
    recommended literature
  • Beneš, Josef: Muzejní prezentace
  • WUNDERLICH, Antonia. Der Philosoph im Museum : die Ausstellung "Les Immatériaux" von Jean François Lyotard. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2008. 262 s. ISBN 9783899429374. info
  • Das magische Dreieck : die Museumsausstellung als Zusammenspiel von Kuratoren, Museumspädagogen und Gestaltern. Edited by Heike Kirchhoff - Martin Schmidt. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2007. 169 s. ISBN 9783899426090. info
  • BERTRON, Aurelia, Ulrich SCHWARZ and Claudia FREY. Ausstellungen entwerfen : Kompendium für Architekten, Gestalter und Museologen. Basel: Birkhäuser-publisher for architecture, 2006. 264 s. ISBN 3764372079. info
  • DERNIE, David. Exhibition design. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2006. 192 s. ISBN 1856694305. info
  • SCHÄRER, Martin R. Die Ausstellung : Theorie und Exempel. München: Verlag Dr. C. Müller-Straten, 2003. 200 stran. ISBN 3932704754. info
  • The manual of museum exhibitions. Edited by Barry Lord - Gail Dexter Lord. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 2001. xxv, 544. ISBN 0759102341. info
  • DEAN, David. Museum exhibition : theory and practice. London: Routledge, 1996. xi, 177. ISBN 0415080177. info
  • Thinking about exhibitions. Edited by Reesa Greenberg - Bruce W. Ferguson - Sandy Nairne. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 1996. xxii, 487. ISBN 0415115906. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discusion, group projects
Assessment methods
oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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