Sep 24, 2020  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

MSEM 641 - Museum Governance: Legal Issues, Ethics, and Museums

Legal status of the museum and its obligations to the public, governance, staffing, and policy-making as a nonprofit 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. Formerly MS 602

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: MSEM 601 or MSEM 600

Open to Museum Studies majors only.

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs