LEAD 301
Museums: History and Practice Spring 2017
Division II
Cross-listed LEAD 301 / ARTH 501
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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.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 14
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on oral presentations as well as two research papers
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Enrollment Preferences: Graduate Program students then to senior Art History majors
Unit Notes: satisfies the seminar requirement for the undergraduate Art History major
Distributions: Division II
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LEAD
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
LEAD 301 Division II ARTH 501 Division I
Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives

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