Caring for Museum Collections

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: HA 488D

An examination of the physical characteristics of museum collections, the ways they are affected by a range of factors in their physical and social environments, and the risk assessment, preventive conservation, and treatment guidelines that are used to ensure safekeeping of artifacts and specimens in storage, on exhibit, and in use for research or programming purposes.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of AHVS 488D, HA 488D.
  • 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.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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