Museum Principles and Practices I: Communities, Curatorship and Collections
Museum Principles and Practices I: Museums, their collections and the knowledge they convey play a unique role in contemporary society. This course (UVIC AHVS 486A) explores the purpose and functions of museums with particular emphasis on relationships with communities and the ways in which knowledge is created and preserved through collections and research. Topics include history and organization of museums and collections curatorship, research, documentation and care.
Permission from UVic's Cultural Resource Management Program (http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/cultural). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org before registering. Students should work in or have access to a local museum gallery, historic site or related institution.
Note: Students with credit for UVIC AHVS 486 may not take this course for further credit.
Computer with Internet is required. Refer to http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/learnonline.
Materials are available from the UVic bookstore and are not included in the course fees.