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Curatorial Research : From Idea to Exhibition

Create Your Exhibition

Developing Your Exhibition's Thesis

Your exhibition should explore a topic that other people haven't covered already.

We suggest using concept mapping to fully explore your topic from every angle. Concept maps can be done in any way, with words as well as pictures. There are no rules--just do what is helpful for you.

If you are just starting out ask who/what/when/where/why questions of your potential idea. You can also add larger theoretical concepts like politics, culture, society, and social justice to see how your idea relates to them.

If you want to be shown in person how to do a concept map--just contact your librarian. However, the RISD Concept Mapping Tutorial provides a nice example of concept mapping and its purpose. 


In-class concept mapping for an exhibition about William Christenberry 

Concept mapping in William Christenberry exhibition class Fall 2016. 

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