ARTS 466 - Cultural Property? Art, Heritage, Ownership
Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WADV
This course considers the issues and stakes that underlie antiquities and their export to disparate contexts to explore the larger question: who owns the past? We will examine positions on ‘cultural property’ from the perspective of archaeologists, art historians, collectors and museums, and explore issues of nationalism and national heritage, (illicit) trade and forgery, the preservation of world monuments, and recent legal cases. Students will research case studies and argue positions in the debate.
Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: B. Cheng
Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
Prerequisites & Notes: 300 level course in art history or the consent of the instructor.
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
East Asian Studies and Archaeology
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