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Archiving Art


  • Course: Archiving Art
  • Programme: Master’s in Theatre Studies, Dual Master’s International Dramaturgy
  • Group size: 15 students 
  • Study load: 12 EC
  • Year: first-year Master's students

Course description

In 2020, lecturer Hannah Bosma received an IIS grant with the aim to integrate small collaborative projects for students to work with an archival or arts organisation in the thus far theoretical Archiving Art course. During the projects, students learned to work with the “messy” realities of actual archives and art practices, to relate this to academic literature, and to critically reflect on both. The involvement of external partners was challenging. Hannah wanted to give students the opportunity to take responsibility, to learn from mistakes, and to have direct contact with the organisations. Expectation management, a questionnaire for external partners, and a communication triangle (student – partner, student – teacher, teacher – partner) with regular but short meetings stimulated the active involvement of both students and external partners. Her approach can be found in the manual included below.

The active involvement of the external partners was stimulated by personal contact, being clear about what the partners could expect and what we expected from them, and offering a clear structure by way of a call for projects document and a project information form Hannah Bosma

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