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MUSE 701: Museum Management (3 )
Lecture, discussion, and laboratory exercises on the nature of museums as organizations; accounting, budget cycles, personnel management, and related topics will be presented using, as appropriate, case studies and a simulated museum organization model. (Same as AMS 731, BIOL 785, GEOL 783, and HIST 728.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC
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MUSE 702: The Nature of Museums (3 )
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the kinds of museums, their various missions, and their characteristics and potentials as research, education, and public service institutions responsible for collections of natural and cultural objects. (Same as AMS 720, BIOL 788, GEOL 782, and HIST 720.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC
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MUSE 703: Introduction to Museum Exhibits (3 )
Presentation of principles and practices of exhibit management, design, and production. Topics will include developing a master plan for museum exhibits; concept development; design, installation, and maintenance of exhibits; design theory; design process; label writing and editing; selection of materials architectural requirements and building codes; cost estimating; publicity; security; and exhibit evaluation. Consideration will be given to exhibition problems in public and private museums in the areas of anthropology, art, history, natural history, and technology. (Same as AMS 700, BIOL 787, GEOL 781, and HIST 723.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC
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MUSE 704: Principles and Practices of Museum Collection Management (3 )
Lecture, discussion, and laboratory exercises on the nature of museum collections, their associated data, and their use in scholarly research; cataloging, storage, fumigation, automated information management and related topics will be presented for museums of art, history, natural history and anthropology. (Same as AMS 730, BIOL 798, GEOL 785, and HIST 725.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC
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MUSE 705: Introduction to Museum Public Education (3 )
Consideration of the goals of an institution's public education services, developing programs, identifying potential audiences, developing audiences, and funding. Workshops and demonstrations are designed for students to gain practical experience working with various programs and developing model programs. (Same as AMS 797, BIOL 784, GEOL 784, and HIST 721.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC
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MUSE 706: Conservation Principles and Practices (3 )
This course will acquaint the future museum professional with problems in conserving all types of collections. Philosophical and ethical approaches will be discussed, as well as the changing practices regarding conservation techniques. Emphasis will be placed on detection and identification of causes of deterioration in objects made of organic and inorganic materials, and how these problems can be remedied. Storage and care of objects will also be considered. (Same as AMS 714, BIOL 700, GEOL 780, and HIST 722.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC
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MUSE 707: Practical Archival Principles (3 )
Study of the principles and practices applicable to the preservation, care, and administration of archives and manuscripts. Practical experience will be an integral part of this course. (Same as HIST 727.) LEC
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MUSE 710: Current Trends in Curation and Collection Management (2 )
Seminar course to provide students with a working knowledge of the primary issues and current trends in building, administration, and care of scientific collections. Topics include permits, collecting, accessioning, cataloging, preservation, preventive conservation, and access to collections and data. The course format consists of readings, lectures, guest speakers, discussions, and visits to scientific collections on campus. (Same as BIOL 706.) LEC
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MUSE 780: Special Topics: _____ (1-3 )
Advanced courses on special topics in museum studies, given as need arises. Lectures, discussions of readings, and guest speakers. Topic for semester to be announced. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Museum Studies Program or permission of instructor. LEC
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MUSE 782: Seminar in Current Museum Topics: _____ (1-2 )
In-depth examination of specific topics currently of concern to museums and museum professionals. Topic for semester to be announced. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Museum Studies Program, or permission of instructor. LEC
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MUSE 790: Advanced Study (1-3 )
Individual research in a specialized topic not ordinarily treated in a Museum Studies core course for which there is a member of the graduate faculty competent and willing to direct a research project. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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MUSE 792: Directed Readings (1-3 )
Directed reading in an area of Museum Studies in which there is no particular course in the Museum Studies program or in cooperating departments but in which there is a member of the graduate faculty competent and willing to direct a program study. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND
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MUSE 799: Museum Apprenticeship (1-6 )
Provides directed, practical experience in research, collection, care, and management, public education, and exhibits with emphasis to suit the particular requirements of each student. (Same as AMS 799, ANTH 799, BIOL 799, GEOL 723, and HIST 799.) FLD
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MUSE 910: Materials Conservation (3 )
Preservation and collection conservation theory and principles, including condition reporting, conservation of furniture and wooden objects, inorganic-based materials, metal objects, organic-based materials, paintings, photographic materials, textiles, three-dimensional objects, and works on paper. LEC
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MUSE 930: Preventive Conservation (3 )
Theory and principles of preventive conservation, with emphasis on its application to storage environment quality, archival supports and housings, basic bookbinding, composite objects, integrated pest management, light and lighting, paper evaluation and mending, temperature, and relative humidity. LEC
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MUSE 940: Conservation Assessment (3 )
Understanding the conservator-curator relationship; principles of conservation assessment, documentation, conservation research, environmental monitoring, handling objects, photographic documentation, and development of a publishable preservation research project. LEC
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MUSE 980: Advanced Conservation (3 )
Application of conservation theory and practice to exhibition development, planning, and preparation; conservation bookbinding; health and safety in conservation; integrated pest management; ethics of conservation; parameters of professional conservation practice. LEC
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