Museums, Heritage and Collections
N.B. Minor description is up-to-date / courses and course descriptions are subject to change
Museums are powerful and influential institutions in their ability to shape knowledge and contribute to our identity. What we preserve and how we present our collections and heritage (and of course what we do not preserve and do not exhibit) is closely connected to our identity and culture.
In this multidisciplinary Minor, students will become acquainted with the social and academic debates on museums, cultural heritage and collections.
Many different types of museums and collections shall be discussed including art museums, (natural) history museums and ethnographical museums. Students will gain insight into the functions and challenges of these different types of museums and various exhibition concepts and gain an understanding of the pressing ethical issues connected to museums and heritage.
Maximum number of participants: 30
Prospectus number: 5000MUSEAN
Class number: 1043
Language of instruction: English
LEI students 2 May to 15 July 2022
TUD and EUR students 2 May to 31 May 2022