There are a variety of elements in what makes an exhibition, so not every entity will have precisely the same definition.
aFor UVA, a good exhibition is first of all meaningful yet still provides a strong learning environment. It can promote passion, purpose, issues, ideas and solutions, social change and justice, and memories. It should showcase art and artifacts, selected by a curator, in an organized and cohesive manner that helps invoke an important message (s). The design of the exhibition should draw the audience into that learning environment by being stunning, spectacular and/or unexpected in its own way. A number of different types of presentations, displays and stations may need to be employed, since audiences learn and enjoy in many different ways. Most importantly, an exhibition is a piece of art created by one or more persons to convey feelings and emotions. To assist the audience, every good exhibition needs the following prepared and/or managed by a curator: an overall statement, a program guide or catalog, an online presence, individual art and artifact labels that are all descriptive, insightful, accessible and easy to use.
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This is a summary of the components of an UVA exhibition that includes these main components:
The full list of exhibit components includes:
UVA curators, usually guest curators, along with the exhibit designers are the main organizers of UVA exhibitions. The curator, if they are also an artist, does not include their art in the exhibit. Their tasks include:
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