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Museum Studies - Artists & Exhibits: Building Context

This guide will help you get started with your museum studies and public history research. In addition to recommending useful databases, this guide provides tools for browsing museum collections, ideas for staying current, and other helpful tips to guide
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Overview

It's important to understand the context around a museum object or the object's artist or creator.  During what time period or movement was a piece created?  Who designed a particular piece and what was that creator's aesthetic?  The databases listed on this page will help you build the context within which a museum object or exhibition existed.

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