Sep 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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ARHS 3398 - Introduction to Museum Studies


Credits: 3

Introduces art history majors and graduate students to the basic principles of connoisseurship, conservation, framing, lighting, and exhibition design in the context of the art museum today, with emphasis on the interpretative, cultural, and social role of museums over time. Evaluates specific collections and exhibitions in area museums and examines a number of private collections, challenging students to make quality judgments based upon objective criteria and intuitive response. Students assess the meaning of art through visual analysis and comparison. The efficacy and ethics of museum management are considered.



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