Postgraduate Units of Study
MUSM7028 - Artefact Studies
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Chiara OReilly
Phone: +61 2 9351 4256
The models of interpretation for artefact and material culture are widely contested in many disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, art history and history. This unit of study examines the historical development of artefact and material culture studies as it relates to the museum context. It will provide an historical and international perspective on the study of material culture, as well as the practical and theoretical knowledge to enable students to appraise, analyse and contextualise material culture in museums and galleries. The first half of the unit examines the history and development of different models of artefact study. The second half takes a thematic approach.
1x1500wd artefact study (20%), 1x presentation (20%), 1x3000wd essay (60%)
Camperdown Campus: 1x2hr seminar/week. Hong Kong Campus: intensive mode in April 2011. Students are advised to check class timetable details
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