This course introduces all aspects of the field, contextualizes them, and shows how they fit together. It will discuss the media themselves (including the technology, history, and contextualization within culture, politics, and economics) Topics include: conservation and preservation principles, organization and access, daily practice with physical artifacts, restoration, curatorship and programming, legal issues and copyright, and new media issues. Students will learn the importance of other types of materials (manuscripts, correspondence, stills, posters, scripts, etc.). Theories of collecting and organizing (as well as their social meanings) will be introduced.
Fall 2021 - Fall 2020 - Fall 2019 - Fall 2018 - Fall 2017 - Fall 2016 - Fall 2015 - Fall 2014 - Fall 2013 - Fall 2012 - Fall 2010 - Fall 2009 - Fall 2008 - Fall 2007 - Fall 2006 - Fall 2005 - Fall 2004 - Fall 2003