Museology, Cabinets, and Cases

Design a box that functions to hold a specific object/objects or image/images. Carefully consider what you will house. Is the piece already precious? Is it an every day object that has meaning or not? Is it historical or symbolic? After your training in the wood shop you will have the ability to fabricate a structure that can hold an item or items. Techniques in building lidded spaces, light boxes and glass cases will be demonstrated. Following the earlier “form follows function” ideology, you will design a form that conceptually responds to the object. Readings on the history of museums and collecting, and the influence this has had on artists today will play a central role in creating your work. This work should be crafted with meaning and focus on conceptual issues of display.

Fall 2014

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