Museum Studies: Intro
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Course Number: NARH 2102
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Museums have always been a contested site of representation: who decides what artifacts are collected and displayed, whose story is represented, how is it represented, who has access to the museum. What a society values enough to collect, how these artifacts are interpreted and displayed, and how access to the museum is granted or denied reflects and in turn constructs collective identity and memory. This course will critically discuss the history and role of museums, questions of collecting, representation, architecture, display, issues in museum education and access, and different types of public and private funding.
Course Open to: Degree Students