Course themes

Key themes of the MSc or MPhil Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology include:

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The production, circulation and consumption of objects and images;

The representation of cultures in museum displays, public media, art museums, and other public venues;

Shifting relations between source communities and museums;

Problems of landscape, place, and space;

Art and aesthetics;

Visual anthropology and issues of representation, including photographic representation and the relationship between photography and anthropology;

Material culture and social theory, the cross-cultural circulation of objects in the global economy, notions of value and the loss of material form, objectification and consumption.

Click here for a list of titles of recent VMMA dissertation topics submitted by our students