Exhibition research, design, and creation offer students significant experience in a wide range of intellectual and practical pursuits. This essay presents these components as they are found in the Emory University joint undergraduate/graduate course Digging into the Archives and Creating an Exhibition. The students learn how to navigate archives; ways to collaborate successfully with library and museum exhibition teams (and each other); skills in design and presentation; public programming; and strategies for identifying and reaching broad and diverse audiences. This discussion of the course goals, structure, and outcomes details how such undertakings can enhance student learning in both undergraduate and graduate contexts, while building a range of transferrable skills.

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