Units of Study
ARHT6935 - The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future
Semester 1, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Catriona Deirdre Moore
This unit of study explores the art museum from its origins in Renaissance and Baroque princely and aristocratic collections, through to the creation of new public spaces and institutions for exhibiting art in the 18th and 19th centuries, including national Academies and international exhibitions. Shifting conceptions of the role of the art museum will be addressed: from public instruction to nation building and mass entertainment. The final section explores current debates, including those posed by an expanding range of new media and changing audience perceptions.
1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd seminar paper (30%) and participation (10%)
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