Museums, Heritage and Collections
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 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.
The Minor prepares the student for the MA Arts and Culture-specialisation ‘Museums and Collections’, but it is also relevant for students from many other disciplines interested in studying and/or working in the field of museums and cultural heritage.
Maximum number of participants: 2 × 25
Prospectus number: 5000MUSEAN
Class number: 1503