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The History of Museums: Virtual Museum Intensive

Jan 26
10:00AM
Feb 2
10:00AM
Feb 9
10:00AM
Feb 16
10:00AM
Feb 23
10:00AM
Price:
$225 / $175 Members
Ticket Required
Where:
Virtually via Zoom

 

To purchase this course, please email Laura Steefel-Moore at laura.steefel-moore@ringling.org.

Do you enjoy the learning opportunities presented by The Ringling Museum? Have you always wanted to delve even deeper? If so, consider taking a Museum Intensive course! These multi-week programs, led by Ringling Museum staff, provide participants with the chance to become intimately acquainted with a variety of topics related to the museum field. Course content will include assigned readings, lectures, facilitated discussions, and opportunity for Q&A. 

Course Description

This inaugural Museum Intensive course surveys the history of museums from antiquity to the present. It considers the historical influences that have shaped the development of museums from communities of scholars, concerned with the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, to public institutions, dedicated to the collection and exhibition of objects.
   
The course examines the impact of museums on the development of new disciplines, which, in turn, have influenced the organization and interpretation of their contents. It also investigates the relationship between museums and other cultural phenomena, such as World Fairs and the circus.

Instructor

Dr. David Berry

Dr. David Berry completed his doctoral research on the history of museums at the University of Oxford. He has developed content for major museum projects in the US, Europe, and Middle East. He is currently the Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Special Projects at The Ringling. He teaches courses on museum studies at Florida State University and the history of museums and art of natural history at New College of Florida. He also consults on exhibitions and other projects at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Schedule

Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23. This 6 week course will be taught live via Zoom. Instructions for using Zoom will be disseminated to participants in advance.

Cost

The Fee is $225/$175 members and is nonrefundable. Registration is capped at 35 attendees. Limited scholarships are available – please inquire with education@ringling.org

 

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