Interpretations – online exhibitions

Monday 6 December 2021
Online event
Every day
Sunday 6 March 2022
General public

MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies use the world’s open access collections to tell stories of provenance in this set of 10 online exhibitions.

About the exhibitions

The exhibitions were developed as part of Interpretations: an MA course module based on an action learning approach. Students are supported to learn about object research, interpretive practice, text writing, visual communication and marketing through the process of developing an online exhibition.

This is the second year Interpretations has run as an online exhibition module. The students worked with collections that have been made available with clear copyright licences in place for use and in some cases editing, such as The Smithsonian Institution, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Science Museum Group, the Wellcome Collection and the Rijksmuseum.

Find more about all 10 exhibitions on the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies website.


From left:

Illustration by MA student Weng Kei Ip adapted from Equality basketball shoes worn by Lebron James for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Washington Wizards on December 18, 2017, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of LeBron James 2017.

Image adapted from Portrait Head of Augustus, Roman Empire, 25–1 B.C. The J. Paul Getty Museum, object no. 78.AA.261.