HIST635 - Museum and Exhibition Culture
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.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/25/19 - 05/01/20||05/04/20 - 06/28/20||Spring 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|Book Title:||Museum Origins: Readings in Early Museum History and Philosophy - e-book available for the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Left Coast Press, Incorporated|
|Author:||Genoways, Hugh H.|
|Book Title:||National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. Museums|
|Publication Info:||American Association of Museums|
|Author:||Merritt, Elizabeth E.|
|Book Title:||Museum Basics, 3rd ed.|
|Publication Info:||Taylor and Francis|
|Author:||Timothy Ambrose, Crispin Paine|
Not current for future courses.