May 22, 2018  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
    
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

3 credits
“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 Restricted to students enrolled in graduate programs.