ANTHR 314

Museum Registration and Legal/Ethical Issues

Anthropology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Managing museum collections: cataloging, loans, ethics, legal issues, object handling, basic object conservation. Practical experience working with museum objects and specific museum challenges.

When Taught

Winter

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Collection Disciplines

Learning Outcome

Students will be familiar with registration/collections management/collections care disciplines

Title

Technical Writing

Learning Outcome

Students will be familiar with technical writing for collections care (mainly object description and condition reporting)

Title

Collection Management

Learning Outcome

Students will be learn basic project management skills in managing collection projects

Title

Handson Experience

Learning Outcome

Students will gain hands-on, real-life experience with museum collections and registration

Title

Museum Ethics and Laws

Learning Outcome

Students will have a basic understanding of museum ethics and laws affecting museum collections