The Body in the Museum

Distinguished Lecture Series: Janet Berlo Discussed “The Body in the Museum” at Seton Hall University

The Institute of Museum Ethics was pleased to present Dr. Janet Berlo, Professor of Art History and Visual Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Her lecture was held at Seton Hall University on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009. She spoke on The Body in the Museum: Ethical Issues and Historical Practices. Her scholarly interests include Native North American Visual Cultures, particularly the Plains Indians, graphic arts since 1850, and women’s representational practices. Dr. Berlo’s lecture explored the provocative subject of bodily presence and the history of the representation of the human body in the museum. Seton Hall University students and faculty as well as the general public attended the lecture free of charge. Janet Berlo’s lecture was been made possible with the generosity of the College of Arts and Sciences President’s Advisory Council and the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Institute of Museum Ethics is affiliated with the M.A. Program in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University.

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