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Examines history, theory, practice, ethics, and current problems of collecting and displaying art and artifacts to the public. Emphasizes issues central to museums in Washington, D.C., or museums in other locations; focus varies with instructor.
Satisfies General Education requirement for synthesis..
Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Fall 2012
The Museum —
Ellen Wiley Todd
04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Robinson B113
This course examines the history, practice, theory, and critique of museums. As the synthesis course for art history it ties together themes and issues from previous courses while taking a broader institutional view of the discipline. Students will have extensive reading, class discussion, several museum visits and papers including a creative final project.
Satisfies the general education requirement in synthesis.