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ARHT6953 - Backstage at the Mitchell Library

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anita Julia Callaway


This unit engages with the special collections of the Mitchell Library, which is renowned as a repository for both Australasian art works and the historical documentation that supports them. Integrating the practical and scholarly elements of art history and art curatorship, it provides hands-on training in combining visual analysis with primary research. Relevant issues include the relationship of object and text, the comparison of contemporary perspectives with historical records, and the reliability of primary and secondary sources.


1x1000wd seminar presentation (25%), 1x4000wd written research project/essay (75%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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