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Fall 2019 Anthropology GR5361 section 001
ETHICAL ISSUES IN MUSEUMS

Call Number 45126
Day & Time
Location
F 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor and Department
Instructor Sally Yerkovich
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description 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 examine the issues that arise when the ownership of objects in a museum's are questioned; the ethical considerations involved in retention, restitution and repatriation; and what decolonization means for museums.  
Web Site Vergil
Department Anthropology
Enrollment 0 students (14 max) as of 8:08PM Monday, April 22, 2019
Subject Anthropology
Number GR5361
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To School of the Arts, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Permission needed for undergrads & students not in MUSA pro
Section key 20193ANTH5361G001

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