Ethical Issues in Museums, 3 pts, GR5361
ETHICAL ISSUES IN MUSEUMS
Ethical questions about museum activities are legion, yet they are usually only discussed when they become headlines in newspapers. At the same time, people working in museums make decisions with ethical and legal issues regularly and seldom give these judgments even little thought. In part, this is due to the fact that many of these decisions are based upon values that become second nature. This course will explore ethical issues that arise in all areas of a museum's operations from governance and management to collections acquisition, conservation, and deaccessioning. We will also examine the issues that arise when the ownership of objects in a museum's are questioned and the ethical considerations involved in retention, restitution and repatriation.
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- F 2:10pm-4:00pm 963 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
- Sally Yerkovich