Your exhibit will be built around an item from the SU Fashion Archives & Museum collection. You must add and describe items before you design your exhibit. Describe items using Dublin Core. Fill out as many fields as you can. At minimum, you must use the fields below.
Note: Fall 2020 - Fashion Archives items were added to Omeka by a graduate assistant - you can skip this step! Just make sure to include the Fashion Archive item you selected in your exhibit.
You will be contributing to a class exhibit. Your primary focus will be on a single page.
Your page will be comprised of blocks. There are several types:
file with text
editorial block (ignore this)
Omeka Style Guide
Use Heading 2
Headings should be left-aligned
Use title case capitalization
Captions should be center-aligned
Length: 50 words max.
Description, date. Courtesy of…
Train and superintendent’s mansion at Pine Grove Iron Works, 1875.
Courtesy of Cumberland County Historical Society.
All images should be cropped (scanner background is not visible)
Images should accompany relevant text
Images that accompany text should be left- or right-aligned
Stand-alone images should be center-aligned
All text should be left-justified
Do not indent paragraphs
Include group member names at the bottom of the parent page for your exhibit section
Alphabetical by last name
Use sparingly for additional specific information not necessary for the main narrative.
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Writing for a General Audience
Avoid disciplinary jargon
Replace unnecessary jargon with a simpler phrase or word
If you can't replace it, define the term (for people who don't have a background in your discipline)
Write simply, concisely, and directly
Don't be overly wordy
Use active voice
Titles and/or headings should be short, yet highlight what is unique or important about that section
Write a chronological narrative
Your introduction should hook your reader - Open with a relevant quotation, question, story, problem, declarative statement, or illustration that encapsulates what you want to say about that subject
Provide the reader with enough context and background so that they understand the main argument and importance of the research
Provide lots of examples to make abstract concepts concrete; use anecdotes or descriptive imagery
Avoid charts and tables that would be difficult for a non-expert to interpret