ARTH 501 Spring 2015 Museums: History and Practice

Cross Listed as LEAD301
This course will examine the history of museums in Europe and America, focusing on historical traditions and current expectations affecting institutional operations today. Historical tradition and current practice as they relate to museum governance and administration, architecture and installation, acquisitions and collections, and cultural property issues as well as the many roles of exhibitions in museum programming will be addressed, along with museums' social responsibility as scholarly and public institutions in an increasingly market-driven, nonprofit environment.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on oral presentations as well as two research papers
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
Additional Info2: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LEAD
Enrollment Preference: Graduate Program students then to senior Art History majors
Department Notes: satisfies the seminar requirement for the undergraduate Art History major
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 14
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Class Number: 3063
ARTH 501 - 01 (S) SEM Museums:History and Practice Division 1: Languages and the Arts Michael P. Conforti
T 2:10 PM-4:50 PM Clark Art Seminar Room 3063
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