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Tangible Things Online Courses

  • Schedule : Online
  • Who is this for: Curators, historians, archivists, and preservationists
  • Associated with the course Provider : No

Duration: 10 weeks
Schedule: Online
Level: Beginner
Rs: 0

Course Overview

The Tangible Things course allowed the linking of study and interpretation of museum objects to the objects in our students' everyday lives, and to explore the many ways those things relate to a wide range of academic fields.

  • Understanding of museum curation approaches

  • The basics of historical analysis and interpretation

  • A sense of the work that historians, curators, and collectors perform

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

  • How things that seem to belong to different disciplines actually can “talk” to one another

  • How close looking at even a single object can push beyond academic and disciplinary boundaries

  • How things that may seem unrelated to each other can show relationships between art and science, economics, and culture, as well as between people in many different parts of the world

  • Museum curation approaches

  • Historical analysis and interpretation

  • Work that historians, curators, and collectors perform

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills