Sep 28, 2020  
2020-21 University Catalogue 
2020-21 University Catalogue

MSEM 641 Museum Governance and Administrative Issues

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Legal status of the museum and its obligations to the public, governance, staffing, and policy-making as a non-profit organization. Establishing collections policies, laws, regulations, conventions, and codes that affect acquisitions, deaccessions, loans, and collections care. The case study method is used to examine the issues, the law, and the decisions that affect today’s museums. State, federal, and international legislation, common law, and the applications of administrative law in museums are examined. Examines the complex relations of museums and museum professionals with trustees, collectors, donors, dealers, outside interest groups, and artists.

Priority enrollment to Museum Communication majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.