07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T
East Building 122
Section Information for Spring 2024
This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the theory and practice of museums in America, history museums in particular, but other types as well. We will examine the origins of museums and specific historical institutions as well as the leaders who influenced the field. History and memory, surviving controversy, the changing role of museums, museum learning, the creation of exhibitions, the future of museums, as well as museums and innovation are among the issues covered. In the process the class will gain an understanding of the many challenges facing museums as well as the process of proposing, researching, and executing an exhibition. We will visit several museums to talk with staff and get a ground level view of their work. The creation of a draft NEH exhibition proposal is one of the requirements of the class.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.