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THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT YEAR

In the year following the summer seminar, under the direction of the Institute organizers, teams of students and/or NMAAHC young professionals will continue to collaborate with the participating institutions on the interpretive projects begun during the seminar.

The project development year will include:

  1. Development of an interpretive plan by mid-year — laying out the major themes and subthemes, key interpretive resources (collections, images, etc.), audience characteristics, institutional goals, technical resources (design, media, etc.), and other issues; this will be presented and elaborated at a workshop held at the site of the participating institution.
  2. By the end of the year, the whole team will have produced full scripts or texts for an exhibition or video or web-based production, performance criteria for design and media implementation, and a plan for proceeding. The plan will be presented to the staff and in a local public meeting.
  3. Students and NMAAHC young professionals will participate in an advanced clinical colloquium at Yale, under the direction of Richard Rabinowitz and other senior historians, during the course of the academic year, reviewing their work and exploring larger issues involved in public humanities interpretation.
  4. Each of the students will also be responsible for an article documenting his or her work, suitable for publication in a professional journal; for presentation at a Gilder Lehrman Center conference for historians and interpretive professionals; and/or for publication in an annual project report.



Banner image: "New York in Transit," 2001, by Jacob Lawrence. Reproduction, including downloading of Lawrence works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.