Archiving Nature: Introduction to the Natural History Museums
Open in Fall, 2023(112-1)
This course will introduce the development and history, and the planning and management of natural history museums for the past 300 years.
The students will be introduced to:
(1)the related museums in NTU, i.e. NTU Museum of Zoology, Herbarium of NTU, NTU Insect Museum, and the NTU Geo-specimen Cottage.
(2)The students will be guided through the exhibition, and also the preparations of specimens, to be familiar with the archiving process of a museum.
(3)The students will read and discuss various papers, and will need to develop an independent project related to natural history museums at NTU. The topics can be research on collections, curriculum designs, and/or exhibition planning.