Graduate Projects in Visual Arts Administration: Cultural Heritage
10 per unit
Class sessions will examine the history of cultural heritage as a discipline or set of disciplines, issues of advocacy, preservation, meaning making through heritage, & heritage interpretation. The course will incorporate a global perspective, contrasting concepts & approaches to heritage in the U.S. & abroad. The pragmatic focus is on the interpretation & access to tangible heritage as practiced by heritage sites & museums. Students will analyze interpretive strategies practiced by local institutions & develop alternative new approaches in three categories of interpretive strategy: in-exhibition, educational programming, & web & social media, for each of three partners. Potential partners include the New-York Historical Society, the South Street Seaport Museum, & the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
- Old Course Number: E91.2914