Abstract: “Plan C for Curate: Teaching Studio History and Museum Studies ” argues that doing creative teaching at the intersection of historical and museum studies is critical for all students because “curation” has become an important form of communication for all. I have taught a class called “Introduction to Museum Studies” more than six times: twice in collaboration with a museum and the rest out of our history program. The paper explores both the museum model and the history department model, highlighting two principles: collaboration and student ownership. My ultimate goal is to show how any historian – even one who has no training in material culture – can teach such a studio class.

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