ARTH 6630

ARTH 6630

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Museum Histories considers current and ongoing crises in arts institutions (COVID, labor issues, underrepresentation of minorities, calls for restitution of wrongfully-acquired objects) in relation to both the history of museums and collections and the kinds of histories they are able to tell. Readings will focus particularly on the 18th and 19th centuries and the ways in which museums developed alongside and in support of nationalist and imperialist agendas, asking to what extent present problems are informed by choices and alignments made in the past. We will also invite curators to discuss how museums can best address the issues covered and how curatorial strategies might address inherent inequalities within our institutions. Students are welcome to do their final projects on an aspect of contemporary museum practice as informed by the history discussed in the seminar.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4630

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17813 ARTH 6630   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person