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Semester on Museums and Cultural Management

Our newest nycTREC, the Semester on Museums and Cultural Management, is offered every spring semester in odd-numbered years.  Classes begin in mid-January, end in early May and are held on campus on Wednesdays and in New York City on Fridays.

Applications are due October 10.

Students are strongly encouraged to take Intro to Museum Studies (ANTH 210/ARTH 210) before the nycTREC Semester on Museums and Cultural Management.

Learn more about ANTH 375/ARTH 375

Museum Studies and Cultural Management Practicum

8 Credits

This course explores the intersection of the museum and its public with a focus on the rise of the museum in the late eighteenth century and its development up to the present day. Such questions as: Why were museums created, and what purposes do these institutions serve? What values do they project? are addressed through selected case studies and readings of key theoretical texts in the field. Includes analysis of current museum and gallery exhibitions and discusses such issues as the role of government, the interdependence of museums and the art market, and debates over repatriation, restitution and looting or theft.

CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA-Off Campus Experience

Students are strongly encouraged to take Intro to Museum Studies (ANTH 210/ARTH 210) before the nycTREC Semester on Museums and Cultural Management.