Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: HA 488J

Examines the core curatorial concepts of collections planning, management, research, analysis, documentation, and exhibition development, and relates them to the evolving roles of museums in society. Topics include collections and acquisition policies, object oriented research methods, curatorial approaches to intangible heritage, documentation, information management, access, copyright, curatorial collaborations, and the communication of research through exhibitions, public programming, and print and electronic media.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of AHVS 488J, HA 488J (if taken in the same topic).
  • May be taken more than once for credit in different topics with permission of the department to a maximum of 3 units.
  • Subject to differential fees; consult Fees for Undergraduate Programs.

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

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