Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:25-2:20 pm

Dr. Tracy Teslow

This class will examine the thinking and practices that lie behind collecting and exhibiting artifacts of history, science, and culture.

Among the questions, the course will explore are: What are museums for? Who do they serve? What underlies the authority of their claims about the world?

The course will focus on collecting and museums in Europe and the United States over the preceding 400 years.