Students in the course chose exhibit topics after conducting research on the collections held by the Kentucky Museum and WKU Library Special Collections. They selected and borrowed specific objects from the Museum and Library with which to develop their exhibit themes, and researched and wrote label copy interpreting each piece’s significance. In many cases, student-curators conducted outside interviews with community experts as a part of their research process. All worked with Kentucky Museum exhibits staff to create mounts for and safely install their objects.
Our class would like to thank the faculty and staff of the Kentucky Museum and Library Special Collections, without whom this project would not have been possible. Specifically, we extend thanks to Sandy Staebell, Kentucky Museum Collections Curator; Jonathan Jeffrey, Library Special Collections Department Head; and Charles Hurst, Kentucky Museum Preparator, for their many hours of hands-on assistance.
Students included are: Angela Arvizu, Kirstyn Capshaw, Hannah Davis, Rachel Haberman, Karen Hogg, Roy D. Lewis Jr., Terrence Lightfoot, Will Phelps, Nick Schaedig, Sydney Varajon, Abby Zibart