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HIST635 - Museum and Exhibition Culture

 

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.

 

Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Museum Origins: Readings in Early Museum History and Philosophy (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9781598741971
Publication Info: Left Coast Press, Incorporated
Author: Genoways, Hugh H.
Unit Cost: $41.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

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
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Museum Basics, 3rd ed. (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9780415619349
Publication Info: Taylor and Francis
Author: Timothy Ambrose, Crispin Paine
Unit Cost: $60.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A