Monday, March 20, 2017

Student Involvement and The Fragile Nature of The Museum

This week the team also took some time to learn about inspecting, shipping, handling, and archiving art in the AEIVA galleries and archive. The students thought out and designed a plan for how the current student juried show (Curated by Jessica) would be laid out in the large gallery space and then took the time to learn to properly move it about the space and install it. They also visited the back space of the gallery where AEIVA has a permanent collection of works. There the team was exposed to the varying technologies and methods used to maintain a large body of work. Ultimately, this time was spent teaching as a opposed to practicing. The skills and experience learned and gained in this time frame will go on to help the students with future careers in the art industry.