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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Anthropology

ANTH 303 Museum Studies Seminar (1)

This seminar is designed to introduce students to the field of museum anthropology and to the theoretical and practical dimensions of museum studies. As an applied research experience, it offers the opportunity to do hands-on work with the Native American collection and exhibition program at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Topics include the application of contemporary anthropological theory to work in museums, particularly in terms of issues of cultural representation, ethics, fieldwork, and museum display. Students will learn and apply skills in collections and archival management, exhibition development, and museum public programming.

Prerequisite: ANTH 231 or ANTH 351, and consent of instructor

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Dobkins