Units of Study

MHST6901 - Museum and Heritage:History and Theory

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Avril Anne Alba


The historical, cultural and social roles of museums, heritage places and collections are the focus of contemporary debate. This unit examines the relationships between the production of cultural material, its management and display, and audience to understand museum and heritage sites as places of knowledge, politics and power. Current critical and theoretical perspectives incorporate ideas about the production, consumption, contestation and conservation of intangible values, identities, memories, cultural practices and different knowledge systems.


1x1500wd essay (35%), 1x2500wd essay (45%), 1x500wd seminar presentation (10%) and participation (10%)


1x3-hr seminar/week




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