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ARCH 0315 Heritage In and Out of Context: Museum and Archaeological Heritage

Course Syllabus Document IconHeritage In and Out of Context Student Syllabus 1.25.2012.pdf


Are you interested in learning about the complex lives of artifacts?

Why are some in museums and others in private collections?

How do political regimes, revolutions, and tourism decide the fate of archaeological sites?

We understand the past in part through a complex blend of artifacts, monuments, and landscapes. Yet each of these categories poses major issues regarding their preservation, conservation and curation, and how we use them to educate and to indoctrinate. This course will not preach any specific line, but encourage students to debate these highly complicated issues. Case studies will include the international diaspora of antiquities from the Enlightenment to the present, the impact of war and revolution, and numerous aspects of museum practice.

MWF 2:00-2:50

Instructor: Carrie Murray

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