This course explores the East Asian art and anthropological collections at Yale’s museums and at other major museums in North America and East Asia. Students study collections and their histories; gain experience in museum practices; and learn from specialists through class visits to other relevant museums in the United States and an associated international conference, Material Culture and Everyday Life before the Korean War: Workshop on the Korean Art and Photograph Collections at the Yale Peabody Museum, sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies. Opportunities for a student-curated exhibition at Yale are being developed.
Taught by Anne Underhill Spring 2017
ANTH 787, ARCG 787, HSAR 804