MUB_016 Exhibition making practice

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Pavel Holman (lecturer)
PhDr. Irena Loskotová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Nekuža (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Irena Loskotová, Ph.D.
Museology - Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Miriam Molnárová
Supplier department: Museology - Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Thu 23. 2. 14:00–17:40 TMB, Thu 2. 3. 14:00–17:40 TMB, Thu 13. 4. 14:00–17:40 TMB, Thu 11. 5. 14:00–17:40 TMB
MUB_015 Theory of museum presentation
MUB_015 Theory of museum presentation
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 main objectives of the course are the following:
students will get acquainted with the procedure for the preparation and implementation of exhibitions and expositions;
get acquainted with practical examples of exhibitions and expositions;
try a practical analysis of the exhibition and exposition.;
They will get acquainted with marketing and public relations exhibitions and expositions;
They will get acquainted with museum pedagogy for exhibitions and expositions.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, a student will be able to:
- understand to possible process of application of theoretical knowledge to preperation and realization of exhibition in museum practice
- arrange own exhibition project and be ready to realize it
  • Principles of Museum Exhibitions;
  • Preparation process - theme, libretto, script;
  • Preparation and realization of travelling exhibitions on the example of an exhibition on Damascus steel in the Technical Museum in Brno;
  • Museum exhibition criticism, criteria for evaluation of museum exhibitions and expositions;
  • Realization of the exhibition and their parameters - architecture, objects, graphics, texts, lighting, showcases and panels, multimedia, interactive elements;
  • Preparation and implementation of large exhibition projects, international cooperation;
  • Loans of objects for exhibitions, their preparation and realization, both domestic and international;
  • Museum exhibitions and marketing and public relations, promotion and advertising of exhibitions;
  • Cooperation with the media, preparation and implementation of press conferences;
  • Accompanying events to exhibitions, specifics of events for children, schools and seniors, their preparation and implementation.
    recommended literature
  • HOLMAN, Pavel. Dějiny muzejního výstavnictví a pokusy o zapojení návštěvníka (The History of Museum Exhibiting and Attempts to Engage the Visitor). In Hovory v muzeu. 1st ed. Hodonín: Masarykovo muzeum v Hodoníně, 1998. p. 5-9. 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
  • EDSON, Gary and David DEAN. The handbook for museums. 1st publ. London: Routledge, 1994. xvi, 302. info
  • ŠILHAVÝ, Lubomír. Metodika a praxe výstavnictví. Praha: Československá obchodní a průmyslová komora, 1982. 179 s. URL info
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  • Úvod do muzejní praxe, Praha: AMG, 2010, 405 s., ISBN 978-80-86611-40-2
  • Muzejní výstavnictví : učební texty nástavbového kurzu Školy muzejní propedeutiky Asociace muzeí a galerií České republiky. Edited by Jana Bukačová - Anna Komárková - František Šebek. Vydání 1. Praha: Asociace muzeí a galerií České republiky, 2014. 309 stran. ISBN 9788086611624. info
  • BOGLE, Elizabeth. Museum exhibition planning and design. Lanham: Altamira Press, 2013. xx, 393. ISBN 9780759122307. info
  • JOHNOVÁ, Radka. Marketing kulturního dědictví a umění : [art marketing v praxi]. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008. 284 s. ISBN 9788024727240. URL 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
  • KESNER, Ladislav. Marketing a management muzeí a památek. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2005. 304 s. ISBN 8024711044. URL info
Teaching methods
lectures and excursion
Assessment methods
written test of lecturing material and teaching texts placed in ELF, submission of criticism of the selected exhibition according to the assignment.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2024.
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