ARH 411 Cabinets of Wonder: A History of Museums

Museums serve to shape the ways in which we understand ourselves by reconstituting and representing the past. This course will explore museums as sites that organize, structure, and produce knowledge about history, identity, art, and politics. In addition to Ghent, Amsterdam, and Vienna, we’ll tour Bruges, Brussels, Haarlem, and The Hague, and visit museums ranging from the Belvedere Palace in Vienna to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam during the three-week course.