The History of Museums: 1550-2020

Online Course at the V&A

Course Leader: Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth

This course examines the ways in which museums and their collections have evolved: from their elite beginnings, to their role as symbols of cultural education, and to their place today in a postcolonial society.

To make sure we can get everyone logged in and ready to start on time, bookings will close two working days before the course is due to begin.

V&A Academy Online art history courses bring you all the richness and rigour of the V&A through an easy-to-use platform built with the latest Microsoft technology.

Learn wherever, whenever. With V&A Academy Online, you can log in to view lectures live and pose your questions in the Q&A, or view the recording later in your own time. Download lecture notes, copies of the slides, and additional study materials from our secure learning environment. Then join the conversation: share your perspective with your fellow students, and support each other in your further enquiries outside of class time.

You can learn more and register here

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