Two Department of Art Education professors have edited and published a book exploring exhibitions and curatorial practices. Ann Rowson Love, Associate Professor and Director of Museum Education & Visitor-Centered Curation, Pat Villeneuve, Professor and Director of the Arts Administration and Museum Education & Visitor-Centered Curation programs recently announced Dimensions of Curation: Considering Competing Values for Intentional Exhibition Practices.
The goal of the book is to help curators around the globe make sense of exhibitions their museum has curated and think intentionally about future curatorial decisions. Eighteen FSU faculty members, students, and alumni contributed chapters to the book.
“Pat Villeneuve and I are so excited for this book to be released!” said Rowson Love. “It represents years of development on the Dimensions of Curation Competing Values Model for conceptualizing and reflecting upon curatorial decision-making during exhibition development. We are so thrilled for our authors from around the world and from art museums small to large. We are also proud of all of our current FSU students and graduates who contributed chapters.”
“The book format offers examples from practice for each part of the model,” added Villeneuve. “We hope this will help museums envision the possibilities and encourage intentional curation.”
The FSU Museum Education & Visitor-Centered Curation program prepares MA and PhD students to be edu-curators who envision exhibitions and interpretative planning as non-hierarchical, collaborative processes. Learn more about the program at arted.fsu.edu.