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Courses - Fall 2022
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Special Topics: Collaborative Curation; The 1856 Project
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with AMST659A, ANTH659A, and INST788A. Credit only granted for AMST659, ANTH659A, HIST688A, or INST788A.

Prerequisite: AMST655/ANTH655/HIST610. Recommended: AMST856/ANTH856/HIST810, AMST857/ANTH857/HIST811.

Restriction: By permission only. Students enrolled in the MSMC (Museum Scholarship and Material Culture) certificate program will be given priority for enrollment.

This seminar not only considers the history of curation and curators within the institutional setting of museums, it offers participants the opportunity, and challenge, to engage in curatorial practice by planning an exhibition that focuses on a critical aspect of life at and around the University of Maryland over the years. The initial run of this course will focus on the 1856 project at the University of Maryland, which focuses on three main areas of Black Life at and around the University of Maryland - Slavery and the Building of the Campus; Civil Rights, Black Student Activism, and the University; and the Relationship of the University to its Black Neighbors.