KUH3203 - Exhibition in Context


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes

Course content

The course introduces the student to different exhibition models and their institutional background. In which ways is a subject matter presented in visual form and how can we understand the museum as a background for the exhibition and further, how can we understand exhibitions as expressions of, say, a city or a nation’s self-understanding? This regards exhibitions in museums of art history, cultural history, and art galleries. The course thus touches on exhibition ideas, aesthetics and how exhibitions convey content, and it presents theoretical perspectives for analysis.

Learning outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will have:
- Thorough knowledge about the institutional background of exhibitions
- Detailed knowledge about the hallmarks of research-based exhibitions
- Good acquaintance with different exhibition models

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will know how to:
- conduct a detailed analysis of an exhibition in its context
- communicate this knowledge in oral and written form

Learning methods and activities

Seminars and excursions. All activities are joint with KUH2203.
All activities are joint with KUH2203.

Obligatory activities: Synopsis

The students are required to keep updated on messages from the department or teacher on Blackboard.

This course is taught in Norwegian only.

Compulsory assignments

  • 75 % attendance in instructions
  • Synopsis

Further on evaluation

Oral exam based on submitted synopsis.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KUH2203 7.5 01.09.2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • The History of Art
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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