Postgraduate Units of Study
MUSM7033 - The Museum Context
Int August, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Chiara OReilly
Phone: +61 2 9351 4256
This core unit provides an historical, theoretical and political overview of the development of museums. The subject surveys the historical development of the museum as both an idea and an institution. The social and cultural roles of the museum are investigated using writings on the history of the museum and contemporary cultural debates as they relate to museum issues. The subject examines the relationships between the production of cultural material, its management and display, the audiences and the museum as a site of knowledge, politics and power. This foundation subject prepares students for the practical units of study to be undertaken as part of the program and is therefore a co-requisite or prerequisite for enrolment in all other units of study.
1x500wd presentation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) and 1x2500wd essay (50%)
Sydney: 1x2-hr seminar/week (13 weeks). Hong Kong: intensive mode in August 2012. Students are advised to check class timetable for details.
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