ARTH 380

Museums and Curating in the 21st Century: History, Theory, and Practice

This course explores the history of museums, collecting and theories and practice of contemporary curating. Student learn the history of different types of exhibitions of material culture--both art and artifacts and objects/displays of the natural world. The class includes visits to regional museums, proper handling of art and artifacts, and guest presentations by professionals in the field. Students study the politics and ethics of collecting and curating and for the final project, plan an exhibition.