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Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire is a final year module for students interested in careers in museums, galleries, sale rooms, dealers and historic buildings.

Those following such careers are likely to have to work increasingly with virtual objects, as well as real artefacts, for the purposes of curation, interpretation and valuation.

We used a Wiki to present a series of virtual object creation workshops. The workshops were built around a scenario of curating a virtual time capsule on life in Leicester to be opened in 50 years time.

For the module assignment students had to curate an online exhibition catalogue or similar using the Wiki tools. Workshop activities covered:

Click the image above and to the right to see screenshots of the course, which show selected extracts from the teaching notes and some of the student project work.


Objects of Desire Objects of Desire Wiki Screen Shot Click to view screenshots

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