The Changing Role of Museums

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
ANT
Course Number: 
333
Credits: 
3 sem. hrs.
Semesters Offered: 
Spring of Even-Odd Years

Museums have played the authoritative role of interpreting one’s culture from many disciplines. In recent decades, however, museums have gone from “static monuments” to interactive arenas allowing “users” to examine the most challenging questions of our time. Technological advances, marketing strategies, educational theory, mast plans and discipline specific developments all contribute to the new museum's approach.