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The Louvre, 1861 (oil on canvas by Giuseppe Castiglione, Musée du Louvre, Paris)
HIS 510 Museology and Public History
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The Louvre, 1861 (oil on canvas by Giuseppe Castiglione, Musée du Louvre, Paris)

HIS 510 Museology and Public History

Title:

History

Office:

History

Specialization:

History

Biography:

This course explores the fascinating story of museums, galleries, and heritage sites from the Renaissance to the present day.

Students examine how these institutions collect and preserve physical links to the past, along with the controversies and challenges that arise from their endeavours. HIS 510 offers an excellent introduction for people considering careers in the heritage sector, or who would like to learn more about using physical heritage to understand the past, or who would like to study cultural history related to the museum world. The instructor, Dr. Carl Benn, was Chief Curator of the City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services until he joined Ryerson in 2008. HIS 510 is a prerequisite for HIS 610, “Curating the Past.”

Department:

This course explores the fascinating story of museums, galleries, and heritage sites from the Renaissance to the present day.