Participants will learn basic processes of creating exhibits, including content selection, best practices, design and presentation considerations, and guidelines for writing labels.

Original content created by presenter will be shared, including label writing tips and templates, sample timelines, and exhibition proposals. Both physical and online exhibitions will be discussed.

Categories: Archives, Collaboration, Copyright, Libraries, Museums |

About Lourdes Santamaria-Wheeler

Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler is the Exhibits Coordinator for the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. This role includes planning, directing, and organizing an active exhibition program designed to share, interpret, and promote the Libraries’ collections. She also serves as the designer and translator of the Digital Library of the Caribbean. Previously she was the Museum and Special Projects Coordinator at the UF Digital Library Center. Recent publications include “Digital Dreams: the Potential in a Pile of Old Jewish Newspapers” (with Rebecca Jefferson and Laurie N. Taylor) in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship and "Advancing Digitization: Art and Technology” (with Laura Nemmers) in the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at Twenty Years: The Collection Catalogue. She holds an MA in Museum Studies and a BFA in Creative Photography, both from UF.

1 Response to Exhibitions

  1. Thanks for this great session proposal! Could we also talk about the epistemologies of exhibition work? As in, what do we learn from exhibitions that we can’t learn from books? (and how to evaluate them?)

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