Academic Catalog

AH655 SPACES AND PRACTICES OF DISPLAYING THE PAST

Course Code: 8010655
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: History Of Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYE BELGN ZKAYA
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The course focuses on the emergence and establishment of travel, collecting and display as spatial practices from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century. These practices were pivotal for the formation of spaces that frame and exhibit the past, effective in the emergence of the modern museum.
Studying the contextual and conceptual dimensions of the topic throughout the semester, students will prepare term projects on suggested cases that will discuss the multiple problematics of displaying the past, from museums to larger sites of travel and display to spaces of geographically and historically comparative and interconnected practices.