Course Description

AHI 110: Cultural History of Museums (4)
Fall 2019

Evolution of museums in the western world from the “cabinet of curiosities” of sixteenth-century Europe to the modern “art center.” The changing motives behind collecting, exhibiting, and interpretation of objects. Attention to museums’ historical legacies and continuing philosophical dilemmas. You will never see museums in the same way again.

Offered in alternate years. 

GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.

No Prerequisites. 

CRN 62986, T/Th 10:30-11:50 a.m.

4 Units

Manetti Shrem Museum, Rm. 1301

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper.

Instructor: Professor Diana Strazdes

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