Overview of museum history, function, philosophy, collection and curatorial practices, governance and funding issues, exhibition evaluation, audience studies; American cultural institutions.
With an emphasis on American cultural institutions, drawing upon examples from art, history, natural science, science centers, and children’s museums. This course presents a broad overview of the past, present and future positions of museums and their evolving attitudes toward function, audience, and community. Topics for discussion will include the history and development of the modern museum, philosophical and professional changes in collection and curatorial practices, governance, funding, museum architecture, exhibition, interpretation, and issues of cultural representation. Museums reflect the values, creativity, and aspirations of human culture; they gather and preserve representative samples of the living and physical universe.
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- Museum Administration, an Introduction, Hugh H. Genoways and Lynne M. Ireland, authors, Altamira Press: 2003 Riches, Rivals, and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America, Marjorie Schwarzer, American Association of Museums, 2006
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Intro to Museology
Instructors: Shalla Ashworth (Primary Instructor) , Christie Vogler (Teaching Assistant)
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