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HIST635 - Museum and Exhibition Culture

Course Details

Course Code: HIST635 Course ID: 3989 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a study of objects, buildings, and landscapes and how to evaluate their contexts of display through three-dimensional stories over the course of two centuries, drawing mainly on examples in the United States. Students examine issues such as the relationship of collections and landscapes to identity; the intersection of commerce and culture; and the influence of museums on intellectual culture. Key themes focus on the role of museums and exhibitions in preserving a view of the past and developing an image of progress; and how they change in response to the various contexts in which and for which they exist.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:Museum Origins: Readings in Early Museum History and Philosophy
ISBN:9781598741971
Publication Info:Left Coast Press, Incorporated
Author:Genoways, Hugh H.
Unit Cost:$41.35
Book Title:National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. Museums
ISBN:9781933253114
Publication Info:American Association of Museums
Author:Merritt, Elizabeth E.
Unit Cost:$35.40
Book Title:Museum Basics, 3rd ed.
ISBN:9780415619349
Publication Info:Taylor and Francis
Author:Timothy Ambrose, Crispin Paine
Unit Cost:$60.35

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.