Nov 30, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22
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ART 3100 - Museum Fundamentals I

This is part one of a two-semester core survey course concentrating on fundamental methods and experiences pertinent to the museum field as preparation for students pursuing graduate degrees in museum studies or careers within museum professions. Provides an overview of the purpose, function, and history of museums and their role in society, and introduces best practices and contemporary issues in museums.

Requisites: Permission required and Jr or higher
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be familiar with processes including acquisition, curation, deaccessioning, and cataloguing.
  • Students will be prepared to discuss and debate ethical issues in museums.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the historical evolution of museums.
  • Students will gain a critical understanding of museum exhibitions, educational programming, collections management, marketing, visitor evaluation, and administrative functions.
  • Students will understand common museum structure, departmental (administration, curatorial, and education) operations, terminology, and concepts.

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