Hi! I'm studying for a diploma in critica…

Hi! I'm studying for a diploma in critical curatorship and museology, and I'm looking for some good books or articles about curating practices in museums of history, both in general and specifically about curating temporary exhibitions (I hope that's the term in English). If there's something about incorporating art (both new and "old"- that is, from the period of the topic of the exhibition) in historical exhibitions that would be great as well

Hi sorry for the delay in my response. Life kicked me in the face. So I have a few things you can check out and I also asked some of my fellow museum professionals for their opinions and this is what I’ve got for you. These are mostly books about general museum curatorship practices but should hopefully be helpful for you. If I stumble upon anything more specific about temporary exhibits or including art later I’ll reblog this post and add it so you can see it.

Museum Registration Methods, 5th edition edited by Rebecca Buck and Jean A Gilmore (has basically been my bible at school)

Dinosaurs and Dioramas, 1st edition by Sarah J. Chicone (she’s one of my professors and she’s awesome)

Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach

The Objects of Experience by Elee Wood and Kiersten Latham

Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in the Planning, Development, and Design of Innovative Experiences, 1st edition by Polly McKenna-Cress and Janet Kamien

Manual of Museum Exhibitions, second edition, by Barry Lord

Manual of Museum Planning: Sustainable Space, Facilities, and Operations, 3rd edition by Barry Lord

Making Museums Matter by Stephen Weil. (not exactly on curatorship practices but his work has been very helpful to me and I’ve enjoyed reading his essays)

Museum Basics (Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management) 3rd edition, by Timothy Ambrose and Crispin Paine

A friend also recommended you check out anything related to the Oakland Museum of California because they recently went to the San Francisco seminar and did a bunch of talks/lectures about this.

I hope something here is helpful!! And if anyone seeing this has recommendations please share cause I want to read them too!

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