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ANTH 21107 - Museum Anthropology

Course Credit: 1
MUSEUM ANTHROPOLOGY This course explores a variety of kinds of museums from anthropological perspectives. The topics covered include the origins of the modern museum; the cultural and political contents of building ethnographic collections and displays; the emergence of the museum as a focus for anthropological inquiry; the contemporary role(s) of museums as part of identity formation; the legal and ethical issues surrounding the development and use of collections; and the relationships between museums and communities. Prerequisite(s): ANTH-11000; or permission of instructor. Alternate Years. [HSS]