Collecting the Past

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Anthropology

Course Number: 
220
Institution: 
Amherst College

Early European explorers, modern travelers, collectors, curators, and archaeologists have contributed to the development of ancient Latin American collections in museums across the globe. This course traces the history of these collecting practices and uses recent case studies to demonstrate how museums negotiate—successfully and unsuccessfully—the competing interests of scholars, donors, local communities, and international law. Students will learn how archaeologists study a variety of artifact types within museum collections and will have the opportunity to conduct independent research projects using pre-Columbian pottery and textile collections from the Mead Museum at Amherst College.

Limited to 18 students. Spring semester.  Five College Assistant Professor Klarich.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
ANTH-220-01-1213S

Course Sections

Collecting the Past
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Elizabeth Klarich

eklarich@amherst.edu

TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM

MEAD 111