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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Hiroshima University Museum
Lecture Code 87050001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 博物館展示論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Theory of Cultural Display
フルタニ ヨシユキ,シミズ ノリオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds5-8:EDU L102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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This lesson is mainly lecture. We will explain by using the blackboard frequently. We proceed classe while using distribution materials and slides as appropriate.
Online:Microsoft Teams 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 10 : Museology
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This is a detailed exposition on museology. You will learn about the types and methods of exhibition, which are the face of the museum. The purpose of this course is as follows.
1) To master the knowledge, skills, theory and methods concerning exhibitions.
2) To cultivate the basic capacity to perform museum exhibition functions.  /
I explain the history and current situation of museum exhibitions by using photographs and other media. At the same time, I will explain exhibition theory, and we will consider the current situations facing museums, and solutions, by pointing out different museums which are faced with problems. In addition, I will explain the history of exhibition, exhibition media, educational activities by exhibition, various forms of exhibition, etc.
Class Schedule lesson1  Introduction
lesson2  The role of "exhibition" in the Museum Act
lesson3  The history and current status of exhibitions(1) (the West)
lesson4  The history and current status of exhibitions(2) (Japan)
lesson5  History of exhibition theory
lesson6  Various forms of exhibition
lesson7  Actual exhibition (1)  (kinds of panels)
lesson8  Actual exhibition (2)  (lighting)
lesson9  Actual exhibition (3)  (various furniture)
lesson10 Actual exhibition (4)  (commentary on equipment)
lesson11 Actual exhibition (5)  (exhibition reference)
lesson12 Actual exhibition (6)  (commentary from people)
lesson13 Process to complete an exhibition (1) (plan)
lesson14 lesson14 Process to complete an exhibition (2) (construction)
lesson15 Summary

I impose a report at the end of the lesson. 
Yutaka Aoki "Theory of Museum Exhibition - Improvement of ability to attract customers." 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, Images (videos/PC/other image data) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Visit various museums. Always pay attention to museum-related information, such as special programs on TV. 
Grading Method Comprehensive evaluation from report,  manners in class, etc.  
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it I am a curator at the Hiroshima Museum of Art. I will talk based on practice.  
Message This course is a detailed exposition on museology. Learn about the types and methods of exhibitions which are face to museum. 
Other Please visit as many museums as possible, and try to observe how the exhibition method is different by museum type and scale. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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