The course traces the development of notions of possession, property and ownership in Europe from c. 900 to 1600. This visit to the museum is a first attempt to have students think about the relationship of people and objects in different artworks, the artwork itself as a possession, and the environment in which the artwork was produced and used. There is a small writing assignment but it is mostly observing and discussing in small groups and together

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