Monday, September 09, 2019
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY) -- At some sites, students were invited to examine museum work from an administrative standpoint, specifically museum registration and planning. During one site visit, Dr. Hsiao-Yun Chu, an associate professor of design and design history at San Francisco State University, educated the students on what she called “the informational elements” of museums. The elements included brochures, written museum guides, text descriptions and labels. This lesson enabled students to become more aware of the design elements of international museums and how they might vary from American museums. “Once alerted to these design elements, students became very interested in looking at them in other museums as well,” Dr. Chu notes.