The assignment is for students to create a museum exhibit. They identify a theme, topic, and goals for the exhibit and create or select artifacts, as well as guidelines and other materials to help visitors interpret, understand and learn more about the exhibit topic. They also write a background piece or proposal to the curator describing and explaining the exhibit.
This assignment could be used in a variety of disciplines, e.g., history, art, science. To increase the level of challenge students might be asked to create an exhibit on a controversial or thorny topic. It may be possible to use technology to create virtual exhibits.