Loot, Plunder, and the Ethics of Art Collecting

ART HIS X 445.31
This course explores the history of museums and the ethical implications of collecting, owning and curating art and antiquities. 
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Classroom
Starting at $675.00
As few as 8 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn about the development of museum ethics
  • Consider the future of museum collecting and stewardship
  • Visit local museums to view works in person
  • Critically examine the history of collecting in light of several contemporary cases

About this course:

Works of art often have a complex and sometimes illicit ownership history. This history, or “provenance” has become an increasingly important consideration for museums when making acquisitions. Acquiring works of art looted by the Nazi regime or from war torn regions is now considered ethically unacceptable. At the same time, museums are filled with legally questionable objects obtained during the last three hundred years. In Los Angeles, the Getty, LACMA, the Pacific Asia Museum, and the Norton Simon Museum have navigated legal challenges to certain art acquisitions. This course will explore the history of museums and the ethical implications of collecting, owning, and curating art and antiquities. Through selected readings, classroom discussion, and visits to local museums we will examine the history of collecting in light of several contemporary cases that challenge the ownership and trade in these materials. Students will learn about the development of museum ethics and consider the future of museum collecting and stewardship.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Canceled
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Thursday, Saturday
Instructor: Lyssa Stapleton
363084
Fee:
$675.00
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Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 4, 2018
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 27, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 310
Discussion
Thu Oct 4, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 310
Discussion
Thu Oct 11, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 310
Discussion
Sat Oct 13, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Discussion
Thu Oct 18, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 310
Discussion
Sat Oct 20, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Discussion
Thu Oct 25, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 310
Discussion
Sat Oct 27, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Discussion
Thu Nov 1, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 310
Discussion
Thu Nov 8, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 310
Discussion
Thu Nov 15, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 310

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