Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found Student Information Services (SIS) website.

Please consult the online course catalog for complete course information.

AS.389.340 - Critical Issues in Art Conservation

The course examines recent controversies in the conservation of major global art works and sites, raising questions concerning the basic theoretical assumptions, practical methods and ethical implications of art conservation. Cross-Listed with History of Art and Anthropology

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Balachandran, Sanchita
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open

AS.211.329 - Museums and Identity

The museum boom of the last half-century has centered largely around museums dedicated to the culture and history of identity groups, including national, ethnic, religious, and minority groups. In this course we will examine such museums and consider their long history through a comparison of the theory and practice of Jewish museums with other identity museums. We will study the various museological traditions that engage identity, including the collection of art and antiquities, ethnographic exhibitions, history museums, heritage museums, art museums, and other museums of culture. Some of the questions we will ask include: what are museums for and who are they for? how do museums shape identity? and how do the various types of museums relate to one another? Our primary work will be to examine a variety of contemporary examples around the world with visits to local museums including the Jewish Museum of Maryland, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of the American Indian.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Spinner, Samuel Jacob
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
Status: Open

AS.389.303 - World of Things

The course introduces and applies new concepts about materials, and materiality to museum objects. It treats the museum as a site for investigating the relationship between people and things.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open

AS.389.378 - Collections Remix

The course invites students to mine the archival, literary and cultural collections of the university for materials that reflect African-American experiences and stage campus interventions based on their findings. Participates in the Housing Our Story: Archival Justice for Black Baltimore project. M&S Practicum..

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Status: Canceled

AS.389.502 - Independent Study- Museum and Society

Credits: 1.00 - 3.00
Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Closed

AS.389.242 - Museum Education: From Contested Knowledge to Reflective Narrative

This practicum course critically considers current art and history museum education practices and explores social justice discourses through museum visits, visitor studies, and museum learning strategies.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Rose, Julia
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open

AS.389.420 - Curatorial Seminar

In collaboration with a local museum, conceptualize and develop an exhibition, potentially including but not limited to: checklists, exhibition texts, interpretive strategies, and programming. Exhibition theme varies year to year. Concepts, ethics and practicalities of curation are key concerns. Research visits to regional museums and private collections as relevant.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: Th 4:15PM - 6:45PM
Status: Closed

AS.389.250 - Conservation of Material Culture: Art, Artifacts and Heritage Sites

This course will introduce students to the field of art conservation through the study of paintings, paper, books, objects, contemporary sculpture and historic preservation. Topics covered will include: methods of manufacture, agents of deterioration, preservation initiatives, conservation treatment and ethics, and conservation science. Cross-listed with History of Art. Class usually meets at 1:30 - 3:50 PM, except for days with field trips.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Trusheim, Lorraine
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: W 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Status: Closed

AS.389.325 - Women of the Book: Female Mystics, Miracles, and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe

Students will study and assess JHU’s new, unparalleled rare book and manuscript collection about the spiritual lives of women at the crossroads of religious mysticism, miracles, and material culture, 1450-1800.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Havens, Earle Ashcroft, II.
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Status: Open

AS.389.202 - Introduction to the Museum: Issues and Ideas

Museums face practical, political and ethical challenges, including economic difficulties, debates over interpretation of culture and pressure to demonstrate social value. This course considers how museums are answering these challenges. Extra time is to allow for field trip travel - most days class runs 1:30-3:50

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Forloney, Robert
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: M 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Status: Open

AS.389.522 - Capstone in Museum and Society

The Capstone allows students to develop and carry out their own, hands-on research project in a museum, collection, archive, or other living resource. Final projects must involve some form of public presentation (exhibition, poster, web-based, etc.) and a work of self-reflection (journal, brief paper, blog, or other). Projects must be approved and overseen by a supervising faculty member and approved by the Program's Director, in keeping with the University's Independent Work Policy. Department permission required.

Credits: 1.00 - 3.00
Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Closed