9:00 am – 11:50 am
East Hall, 304
This course introduces students to the various aspects and endeavors that encompass the development and operation of the Museum. Through readings, lectures, discussions and, most of all, meetings with museum professionals, students will gain knowledge and understanding of the nature of Museums, the work they do, and the issues they face, both within the institution and within their larger communities. Areas addressed include curatorial work, conservation, exhibition design, development, education, public relations, financial management, and the functions of the registrar.