4 October 2013

Course: Introduction to the arts of the Americas

Introduction to the arts of the Americas

The course is part of Certificate of Higher Education in World Arts and Artefacts administered by Birkbeck’s department of Art History. Introduction to the Arts of the Americas can be taken as a short course or as part of the programme. This module is directly linked to the British Museum exhibition Beyond Eldorado opening in Autumn 2013.

The Lecturer
Having taught indigenous arts of the Americas since 2002 Dr Max Carocci has been Programme Director of World Arts and Artefacts since its 2008. His interests and expertise in the Arts of North American Indian and Amerindian cultures have resulted in several curatorial positions at the British Museum, the Royal Anthropological Institute and independent art galleries across the UK. Anthropologist by training, Dr. Carocci has conducted fieldwork with several American Indian tribes, and has published extensively on the subject of American arts in articles, essays and edited collections. Among his latest books: Warriors of the Plains: the Arts of Plains Indian Warfare (British Museum press 2012); Turquoise in the Americas (Archetype 2013), and Ritual and Honour published in 2012 by the British Museum Press in conjunction with his exhibitions Warriors of the Plains.

World Arts and Artefacts
-Gain a University of London qualification – expand your knowledge and enhance your CV.
-Visit and learn about the rich collections at the British Museum (our world arts partner).
-Includes a mixture of practical and contextual modules, covering a wide range of regions, cultures and historical periods.

Sept- Nov 2013, 6pm-8pm 11 meetings
Birkbeck College and British Museum

Old regime: Std £350, ELQ £475, New regime: Std £500, ELQ £500

Full course outline and further information is available online or by request: 
Yvonne Ng – 0203 0738369 
To enrol: Call the enrolment desk on 020 7631 6651 or visit the website

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