Students take innovative courses with small class sizes that are led by dynamic professors. W&L’s 文化遗产与博物馆研究 courses prepare students to engage critically and ethically with cultural institutions. The minor affords student the opportunity to handle artwork and curate their own art exhibitions on campus.
This minor reflects a broad set of concerns related to how we think about and treat cultural heritage objects and sites. 在21世纪, 博物馆机构——无论是历史遗址还是战场, 科学博物馆, art or natural history — stand at an intersection between education and cultural diplomacy where thorny issues about ownership, repatriation, preservation, 传统和抢劫经常被公开讨论. Courses of this minor relate to issues of ethical treatment of cultural heritage concerning the manipulation, production and destruction of objects and sites in pursuit of generating specific narratives of history and cultural identity. Through course work and experiential learning, the CHMS minor provides students the opportunity to 研究文化的理论和实践 遗产和博物馆世界.
博物馆暑期实习工作: The Department of University Collections of Art and History offers an eight-week paid summer internship. The program provides students with an introduction to basic museum policies and practices through hands-on experience with the collection including: accessioning, cataloging, 正确的储存方法, research, 数据库管理和贷款. 八周后, students will leave the program with a basic understanding of the major curatorial and administrative issues all museums face, 不管他们拥有不同类型的集合.
Thomas V. Litzenburg奖: The Thomas V. 利岑堡奖由里夫斯中心于2004年创立. 该奖项每年颁发一次, at the discretion of the University Collections staff in consultation with the Art Department or another relevant department, 颁发给提交关于收藏艺术品的最佳论文的学生. 这个年度奖项是为了纪念托马斯五世而命名的. Litzenburg小.他是1957届毕业生，曾任里夫斯中心主任.