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COLQ: COLLECTING THE PAST

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Art History
Course Number: 
292
Institution: 
Smith College
Who collects ancient art? What makes antiquities worthy of display? This colloquium focuses on contemporary debates in the field of ancient American art history. Among the topics we consider: architectural restoration, the legalities and ethics of collecting, indigenous perspectives on the display and interpretation of antiquities, and technologies for representing the past. The course consists of wide-ranging weekly readings and discussion, giving special attention to the intersection of art history and museum exhibitions. Prerequisite: one 200-level course in art history, archaeology, museum studies or the culture/history of Latin America. Not open to first year students. Group I. Enrollment limited to 18.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
40882-S15

Course Sections

COLQ: COLLECTING THE PAST
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Dana Leibsohn dleibsoh@smith.edu M 01:10-02:30; W 01:10-04:00 HILLYR 109; HILLYR 109