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Museums, Memory, and Heritage Minor

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A must-read interview with our own
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Who Owns Our Cultural Heritage?

The Museums, Memory, and Heritage Minor is designed for students who wish to study museums, the institutionalization of memory, monuments, and cultural heritage both from an academic point of view and as a potential career path. The minor is housed in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and builds on the strengths and shared interests of faculty in the department and related programs. Supervision of the Minor will rotate among faculty.

Six courses distributed as follows:

Three courses from the following core courses:

  • FAH 009: The Art World
  • FAH 160: Museum History & Theory
  • FAH 163: Art and Anthropology
  • FAH 164: Who Owns the Past?

Three courses from the following list of electives:

  • FAH 0002: Introduction to Western Art from 1500
  • FAH 0008: Introduction to Architecture
  • FAH 0009: The Art World
  • FAH 0092: Ancient Near East
  • FAH 0095-01: Boston Architecture and Urbanism: A Spatial Study of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
  • FAH 0099: Supervised internship
  • FAH 0120: Armenian Art
  • FAH 0122: Iconoclasm & Iconophobia
  • FAH 0160: Museum History & Theory
  • FAH 0163: Art and Anthropology
  • FAH 0164: Who Owns the Past?
  • FAH 0186: Latina/o Presence in Art and Visual Culture
  • FAH 0198: Seminar: The Museums of Boston
  • FAH 0198: Seminar: Monuments and Memory
  • GER 0077/GER 0177: German Colonial Fantasies: "A Place in the Sun"
  • HIST 0010: Colonialism in the Global World (CST 11)
  • HIST 0170: Colonialism and Decolonization (CST 194)
  • HIST 0173: Black and Native New England
  • ILVS 0192: Dangerous Passions: Collecting, Hoarding, and Possessing
  • REL: 0110: Sacred Spaces, Contested Places
  • VISC 0020: Interpreting Art: Tools for Critiquing, Creating, and Curating
  • VISC 0122: Reassessing Museums: Collecting and Art
  • VISC 0155: Reimagining America: Colonial Views and Returning Gazes
  • VISC 0180: Critical Perspectives of the Americas

For more information about the minor please contact Professor Peter Probst.

Additional Resources:

University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage and Society