Landscapes of Meaning: Museums and Their Objects

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.
Taught Fall 2019 by:
Anne Underhill, Lisa Brody, and Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye
Course Number: 
AMST 716, ANTH 769, ARCG 769, HSAR 716