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AIM727 - Exhibitions

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Andrea Witcomb





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Campus: Students are required to attend a 2 day a week intensive for 3 weeks.


Module 1: The role and function of the Exhibition

  • Interpretation and communication theory

  • Audience development, understanding visitors' needs and interests

  • Exhibition environment

  • Range and use of exhibits

  • Role of publications and support materials
Module 2: The Exhibit Planning Process
  • Writing exhibition policy

  • Developing communication objectives, ideas and themes

  • Audience involvement in concept development

  • Budget framing and timeline development

  • Team assembly

  • Arranging loans

  • Touring programs

  • Understanding exhibit elements and display techniques

  • Design brief preparation and designer selection.
Module 3: Exhibition Project Management
  • Managing human and financial resources and timelines

  • Managing fabrication and installation procedures

  • Coordinating touring itineraries

  • Planning the opening and future operating environment

  • Assessing effectiveness of exhibit elements and audience impact.


Essay, 40%, 2000 words 

Essay, 40%, 2000 words 

Essay, 20%, 1000 words 

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