Museums as Learning Environments

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: HA 488V

Examines the role of museums, galleries, interpretive centres and other related organizations as effective informal learning environments. Topics include an exploration of the history and frameworks for museum learning and practice, learning theories and understanding visitors, audience engagement and development, organizations and facilities that support learning; strategies for design and marketing, research and evaluation of learning initiatives.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of AHVS 488V, AHVS 488H (if taken in the same topic), HA 488H (if taken in the same topic), HA 488V (if taken in the same topic).
  • 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.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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