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Mar 28, 2014 by Jonathan Higman (jhigman)
ANTH 6200 : Museum Anthropology
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:22:55 GMT
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:07:44 GMT
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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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Jeffrey Blomster and Staff
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How anthropological collections take shape in the past and carry meaning in the present. Critical examination of artifacts and forms of documentation. Application of material culture theory to museum records, collected objects, the changing meaning given to objects, and the context of collecting.
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This course is a introduction to museum anthropology, something that will greatly benefit students in our Museum Training concentration. Such a course is necessary to provide the academic context in which museums and anthropology articulate. While currently we have several courses in the curriculum that explore museum methods and the utilization of collections, none provides an overview of the long history of entanglements of museums and anthropology.
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