This course considers the concept of “treasure” by visiting nearly all of Yale’s galleries, museums, and library special collections. We explore questions around how these objects and materials were created, how they came to be at Yale, and the considerations and compromises that make up collections of cultural heritage materials. We learn what these objects say about themselves, their creators, their users, and their collectors.
Enrollment limited to first-year students. Preregistration required; see under First-Year Seminar Program.
Professor Anna Franz
Professor Anna Franz is Assistant Head of Access Services at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
She earned a Master’s in Library & Information Science from Wayne State University. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto, where she also taught Latin to graduate students. Her dissertation, “Agobard of Lyon: An Exploration of Carolingian Jewish-Christian Relations,” displays her mastery of early medieval law.