MIDEAST 438 - Exhibiting Ancient Egypt: Past Culture in the Modern Museum
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar will explore how ancient Egypt is displayed, interpreted and constructed in the context of museums. The course will cover a historic overview of ancient Egyptian artifacts in museums, examine the issues surrounding the museum display and interpretation of ancient Egyptian material, and look at how contemporary understandings of ancient Egypt are shaped, in part, by museums. Using the Kelsey Museum as an example and resource, students will work with Egyptian artifacts and archival documents to understand ancient Egypt in a museum setting. Students will participate in development of components for upcoming exhibitions at the Kelsey Museum, and final projects will consist of presentations and proposals for virtual and actual exhibitions of Egyptian materials at the Kelsey Museum.

Course Requirements:

Attendance, Readings, Participation in Discussion, regular short writing assignments, Midterm, final presentation and paper

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in ancient Egypt and museums

Class Format:

Two 90 minute meetings weekly

MIDEAST 438 - Exhibiting Ancient Egypt: Past Culture in the Modern Museum
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
31115
Open
4
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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