ANTH 373

Museums and Anthropology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Examines the roles of museums and their collections in the production of knowledge and relationships among communities of peoples. Topics may include the colonial history of museums, anthropology's role in creating collections and exhibitions, exhibition strategies, the role of museums and their collections in an era of Truth and Reconciliation, community-based research and curatorial practices. Emphasis is on engagement between Canadian museums and First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities and collections of material culture.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ANTH 373, ANTH 393 (if taken in same topic).


  • Minimum second-year standing.

Undergraduate course in Anthropology offered by the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

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

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