HOA473 London Museums: Art, History & Science in Contemporary Culture (Fall, Spring)

This survey of London’s many world-class museums examines not only the collections, architecture, and approaches to interpretation of these institutions of culture, but also considers wide-ranging contemporary issues within the larger museum world. The course considers the history of London museums, many of their chief treasures, their efforts to build audiences from the diverse cultures that enrich the city, and their relationships to the media. Weekly visits, in groups and individually, will include of museums of fine art, decorative art, contemporary art, science, history, and ethnology, among others. Enrollment limited. In some semesters, not open to students in another course with an HOA rubric except for art history majors by request (check academic update for any restriction for current semester). These courses include HOA 201, HOA 208, HOA/HST 300.1, and HOA 372.

Department: Art History

Location: London

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3