ARTH 4500

ARTH 4500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This seminar investigates some of the university's old and often neglected teaching collections. Focus is on those collections that consist of replicas (e.g. musical instruments, Rau plow collection, plaster cast collection, Blaschka glass models of invertebrates). We will explore the collection's and their object's multiple temporalities, materiality and correspondent multi-disciplinarity. What purpose do/did these copies serve within a given discipline? How are they made to translate a prototype? How did/does this "translation" affect the way the very prototype was understood by different disciplines? The seminar hopes to make these collections relevant again to students and the university alike.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

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  • 17348 ARTH 4500   SEM 101