AU: 3.0
Programme: ADM

This course begins with medieval European treasuries and the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities that led to the birth of museums in the nineteenth-century. It also examines museums that were established in both the West and the East during the period of high colonialism. In addition to exploring issues about collecting and displaying, students will also learn about museum education. Mid-term and final projects will be centered round studying and reporting on current display patterns and educational practices in Singapore museums, and developing educational resources/programs for various age groups from preschoolers to adults. Lectures will be enhanced by guest speakers from the world of museums. Field trips to local museums will be required.