Experiment with Micro Exhibitions and Landing Pages

Practice Making a Micro Exhibition and Landing Page

Making a micro exhibition will require several different kinds of work, including research, object selection, writing, and formatting and publishing your work. This assignment offers opportunities to experiment with formatting and publishing using objects and texts already prepared for the in-person installation of Road Show.

1.  Read this introduction to making a micro exhibition: Beinecke Library Micro Exhibitions: A Guide

NOTE: this guide is made using a web publishing format (and, for our purposes, a micro exhibition format) called sway

2. Review Road Show texts and objects

Road Show is organized in numerous sections, each of which might be suitable for a micro exhibition. The full text of the exhibition labels and object lists for each individual section are online here:  https://beineckeroadshow.yale.edu/road-show-object-lists. The companion exhibion Imaginary Voyages will offer additional possibilities: https://beineckeroadshow.yale.edu/imaginary-voyages-curators-process-notebook. These resources will help you familiarize yourself with the two exhibitions.

3. Select an exhibition section and object list (be sure to choose an exhibition section for which some images are available online)

The object lists include many links to the Beinecke’s digital library but they are not complete;  additional materials may have been scanned and uploaded in recent weeks: https://collections.library.yale.edu/

NOTE: for this experiment, select a list with at least some available images with which to work; make note of other appealing lists as the next micro exhibition assignment will allow for expanding, revising, and reimagining these exhibition sections and the topics they explore

4. Choose a micro exhibition format

Examples of micro exhibition formats are linked in Beinecke Library Micro Exhibitions: A Guide and at Road Show at Beinecke library: Micro Exhibitions.

5. Draft a micro exhibition

Use the links found here (and in the final section of Beinecke Library Micro Exhibitions: A Guide) to begin experimenting with a micro exhibition formats:   https://beineckeroadshow.yale.edu/micro-exhibtion-formats-getting-started.

NOTE: sway presentations and druple pages (blog posts, research guides, etc.)  can be drafted and saved online; draft social media post series or clusters in Word for future posting

6. Make a landing page

For Road Show micro exhibitions, landing pages with links to a micro exhibition and links to related resources will be published using the “micro exhibition” content type on Road Show at Beinecke Library. For example, see Piazza San Marco: Writers and Tourists landing page with links to sway presentation and relevant Beinecke collections.

To create a Drupal micro exhibition landing page log in (link below) and click “Content” in the top menu, then “add content” then “micro exhibition” – you can find your landing page again through the Dashboard; use the “publishing options” button to save and “unpublish” in process work

Sign in: Road Show Micro Exhibtion Landing Page (Drupal): https://beineckeroadshow.yale.edu/User (Log in with Yale Net ID); Drupal guide: Getting Started with Yale Sites (add content: basic page)

NOTE: be sure to sign your work and acknowledge collaboration using our guidelines for attribution and documentation : Road Show: Authorship Guidelines.