Overview

This is a living document. Expect it to change.

When readings are available on the web, they’re linked from this page.

Some items require you to be connected to UCLA’s network via VPN; that is indicated by a little lock symbol (🔒).

If an item isn’t linked from this page, you can find it in our class’s CCLE site, under the appropriate week.

Contents of this page

1. Friday, October 2

Introduction + how to learn while the world burns

Class One page with more detailed information and links

Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST

Small-group meetings + begin assignment one: 3pm–5pm

No advance reading necessary. Please check your email or CCLE for the Zoom link for our discussion.


2. Friday, October 9

What is a museum, and…does it have to be?

Class Two page with more detailed information and links

  • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
  • Guest lecture: 3pm–4pm: Dr. Porchia A. Moore (University of Florida)
  • Swing space: 4pm–5pm PST

Read and watch for this class:


3. Friday, October 16

Digital asset management

  • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
  • Guest lecture: Sarah Pham (LACMA), 3pm–4pm PST
  • Begin assignment three together: 4pm–5pm PST

Read and watch for this class:


4. Friday, October 23

Class Four page with more detailed information and links

Digital strategy

  • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
  • Guest lecture: Susan Edwards, Hammer Museum, 3pm–4pm PST
  • Begin assignment four together: 4pm–5pm PST

Read and watch for this class:


5. Friday, October 30

Digital engagement

Class Five page with more detailed information and links

  • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
  • Guest lecture: Seema Rao, Akron Art Museum, 3pm–4pm PST
  • Begin assignment five together: 4pm–5pm PST

Read and watch for this class:


6. Friday, November 6

Subversion within the “exhibitionary complex”

Class Six page with more detailed information and links

  • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
  • Guest lecture: Tyree Boyd-Pates, Autry Museum of the American West, 3pm–4pm PST
  • Begin assignment six together: 4pm–5pm PST

Read and watch for this class:


7. Friday, November 13

Decolonizing the museum

Class Seven page with more detailed information and links

  • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
  • Guest lecture: Meranda Roberts, Field Museum, 3pm–4pm PST
  • Begin assignment seven together: 4pm–5pm PST

Read and watch for this class:

  • Indigenous People’s Day actions, Decolonize this Place, 2017
  • Abbe Museum Strategic Plan

  • 8. Friday, November 20

    Collections as data

    Class Eight page with more detailed information and links

    • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
    • Guest lecture: Thomas Padilla, UNLV, 3pm–4pm PST
    • Begin assignment eight together: 4pm–5pm PST

    Read and watch for this class:

    OPTIONAL

    • 🔒 Navarrete, Trilce, and John Mackenzie Owen. “The Museum as Information Space: Metadata and Documentation.” In Cultural Heritage in a Changing World, edited by Karol Jan Borowiecki, Neil Forbes, and Antonella Fresa, 111–23. Springer International Publishing, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29544-2_7.


    Friday, November 27: NO CLASS 🦃


    9. Friday, December 4

    Recommended, but not required, for this class: Google Cardboard or similar VR device (~$15 for the most basic models; requires a smartphone).

    Class Nine page with more detailed information and links

    Virtual and augmented reality

    • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
    • Guest lecture: Dr. Matt Davis, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 3pm–4pm PST
    • Begin assignment nine together: 4pm–5pm PST

    Read and watch for this class:

    Matt Davis, “Towards Frictionless Augmented Reality”

    “How Museums are Using Virtual Reality” (video)

    Interact with the following 3D models on your computer or mobile device and, if you have it, with Google Cardboard or another VR device. Try interacting with the Snapchat models in different sizes, and take photos with the models.

    If you have a pair of VR goggles, explore YouTube’s VR videos.

    10. Friday, December 11

    Students’ choice

    Class Ten standalone page with more detailed information and links

    • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
    • Guest lecture: 3pm–4pm PST
    • Swing space: 4pm–5pm PST

    Your first weekly assignment is due Friday, Oct. 9, at classtime!

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