Policy, Museums, and Cultural Heritage

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Policy, Museums, and Cultural Heritage


Richard M. Leventhal

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University of Pennsylvania

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This course will focus upon and examine the ethics of international heritage and the role that Museums play in the preservation of identity and cultural heritage. The mission of this course will be to inform and educate students about the role Museums within the 21st century. What is the role and position of antiquities and important cultural objects in Museums? How should Museums acquire these objects and when should they be returned to countries and cultural groups? Examples from current issues will be included in the reading and discussions along with objects and issues within Penn Museum.

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Course description provided by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center. Please contact instructor for further information.

Additional tags: cultural heritage; case studies; Penn Museum


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