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Research Guides

VPHD48 Advanced Seminar in Art History and Visual Culture

This guide is meant to help you find the resources that you need for in order to complete your assignments in this advanced seminar in art history and visual culture, focusing on provenance and ownership.

Generating Keywords

First, develop your research question: What are you trying to answer?

In order to develop keywords, look at the nouns within you research questions - persons, places, and things. You can also think about the 5Ws: 

  • Who
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Why

List keywords that relate each concept in your research (use a thesaurus, course readings, or lecture notes for ideas).

For example: "Is there a significant relationship between openness and employee performance?"

Keywords:

  • openness = open, intellectual, curious, thoughtful, creative
  • performance = evaluation, achievement

Generating Keywords

Research Question:

How are GLAM institutions addressing ideas of ownership in the case of Indigenous art?

Concept 1:       Ownership               

Concept 2 :          Indigenous                

Concept 3:  GLAM  

Provenance

Collector

Collecting

Collections 

Culture

 

Aboriginal 

First Nations

(Specific Identities - Cree) 

 

Art Institutions 

Galleries 

Public Collection 

Museums