Museums and Heritage

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Course Title

Museums and Heritage

Institution Where Taught

Rice University

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ANTH 541

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Course Description

A wide-ranging introduction to museum studies with a particular focus on the collection and exhibition of cultural heritage materials. We will examine how heritage objects are displayed and represented in museums of art, natural historical history, and heritage. Topics include looking and ethics of collecting, policies of display, changing roles for museums; exhibition design and curatorial practice.

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Course descripton available on the Anthropology Department course offering webpage. Please contact department for further information.

Additional tags: ethics of collecting; representation; museum display; cultural objects


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