Fair Use Class Assignments for Museum Studies and Museum Education Classes
- Create a mockup of a printed brochure or virtual tour for the website for a proposed museum exhibition of contemporary art, and justify using unlicensed imagery from the exhibition using the Code.
- Develop a fundraising campaign organized around masterworks in the collection. Fundraising materials can range from picture postcards displaying art from the collection to reproductions of the works accompanied by discussions from the curators about why these examples are masterworks. Have students discuss the fair use implications of their choices.
- Have students develop ideas for an exhibition on the subject of art and politics. After selecting images, discuss whether or not they can be reproduced (in print or online) relying on fair use. Issues will include the availability of high-quality images, sources for born-digital and/or ephemeral materials (such as newspapers, TV clips, etc), and possible restrictions from private collections.