Print Course View Syllabus Textbooks
AMST 716 01 (10659) /HSAR716/ARCG769/ANTH769
Landscapes of Meaning: Museums and Their Objects
Anne Underhill
Cyra Levenson
T 9.25-11.15 HLH51 101
Fall 2015 
 
This seminar explores how museums convey various meanings about ethnographic, art, and archaeological objects through the processes of collecting, preparing exhibitions, and conducting research. Participants also discuss broader theoretical and methodological issues such as the roles of museums in society, relationships with source communities, management of cultural heritage, and various specializations valuable for careers in art, natural history, anthropology, history, and other museums.