An Interdisciplinary Museum
Recall that for the Final Project, you will engage in the following scenario:
- You are the Director of a newly commissioned museum focused on your city. (If you don't live in or near a city, either choose a city you know about or focus on the area where you live.)
- Your new museum will have three wings, each devoted to one discipline's perspective about and influence on your city.
- As Director, you will choose the three disciplines to be represented in the three wings.
- You will write a proposal to the city council that explains why you think each discipline deserves a wing.
To prepare for this assignment:
- Review the "Proposal Checklist" and "Disciplines Chart" handouts.
- Review the course readings that you feel support your ideas and are relevant to the disciplines you have chosen for your museum. Be prepared to cite your sources.
- Identify the three disciplines that have chosen to represent your city in the museum.
- Evaluate how each wing - i.e., disciplinary perspective - represents the character of the city.
- Determine what will fill each wing, such as objects, themes, ideas, or groups, to represent each discipline.
- Explain why the objects, themes, ideas, or groups you have chosen represent each discipline and how that discipline is important to the city.
- Evaluate how your museum embodies and translates the multiple disciplinary perspectives of your city. For example, decide how a visitor would get between each wing, and how could this be a metaphor for interconnectedness?
- Write a 4- to 5-page proposal that justifies the multiple disciplines and perspectives you have chosen for your city's new museum.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||10/05/2014 01:00 pm