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Conference Material

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Department 1



Musselman Library's Special Collections and College Archives at Gettysburg College has worked with over 70 student curators on art gallery exhibitions and public history exhibits. These curatorial experiences provide hands-on interactions with artifacts and artworks and high-impact collaborations among students, interns, archivists, librarians, historians, digital projects specialists, gallery directors, conservators, and preparators. The final result is often breathtaking and always informative. This presentation discusses practical recommendations and workflows for well timed, well researched, and effectively installed student curated exhibits.


This presentation was given at the ACLCP 2018 Spring Conference for the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania as part of the program High Impact Practices: Conversations about Making a Difference in Harrisburg, PA on March 9, 2018.