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Museum Cultures: Material Representation in the Past and Present (ARCHLGY 134, ARCHLGY 234)

284B
Subject: 
ARTHIST

Students will open the "black box" of museums to consider the past and present roles of institutional collections, culminating in a student-curated exhibition. Today, museums assert their relevance as dynamic spaces for debate and learning. Colonialism and restitution, the politics of representation, human/object relationships, and changing frameworks of authority make museum work widely significant and consistently challenging. Through thinking-in-practice, this course reflexively explores "museum cultures": representations of self and other within museums and institutional cultures of the museum world itself.n3 credits (no final project) or 5 credits (final project). May be repeat for credit

Course ID: 
216 552
Grading: 
Letter (ABCD/NP)