AAMW509 - CURATORIAL SEMINAR

Spring 2015: Practiced in almost all ancient cultures, magic offered ways of managing or understanding the present, controlling supernatural agencies, and seeing the future. The objects and images associated with magical practices are rich and varied and are well represented in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The aim of the seminar is to prepare an exhibit on magic and divination, working with the archaeological collections of the UPM, specifically the Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Mediterranean sections. It will include objects such as amulets, curse tablets, incantation bowls, and magical papyri, as well as images representing magical practices. Participating students will select and research objects and prepare wall texts for the exhibit.
Section 401 - SEM - CURATORIAL SEMINAR: MAGIC IN THE MUSEUM
TR 1030AM-1200PM
FRAME, GRANT
OUSTERHOUT, ROBERT