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VPHB78H3F Our Town, Our Art: Local Collections I

A guide that will help you to complete research necessary for VPHB78H3F Our Town, Our Art: Local Collections I, Fall 2021.


This course focuses on local arts institutions, specifically looking at how and why collections are formed, why they are significant, and how they relate to larger art historical contexts provides important object-based learning opportunities. These issues will be explored by students through focused collection in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Aga Khan Museum (AKM). Additionally, students can also hope to gain a better understanding of current museological discourses on the role of the museum in contemporary society. 

This research guide will help you to access relevant resources that you will need in order to complete all course work. 


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