Museum Principles and Practices I: Communities, Curatorship, and Collections

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: HA 486A

Museums, their collections, and the knowledge they convey play a unique role in contemporary society. Explores the purpose and functions of museums with particular emphasis on relationships with communities and on the ways in which knowledge is created and preserved through collections and research. Topics include history and organization of museums and collections curatorship, research, documentation and care.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of AHVS 486A, HA 486, HA 486A.

Undergraduate course in Art History and Visual Studies offered by the Department of Art History and Visual Studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Summer Fall Spring

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