Units of Study

Please note:

In 2016, in addition to the units of study listed in the tables below, the following Units of Study (external to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) can be counted towards your major. Please refer to the teaching department for details.

  • ARCH9082 Conservation of Traditional Materials Intensive March
  • ARCH9028 Conservation Methods and Practices Semester 2
  • ARCH9081 Heritage Law and Policy Semester 2

ARHT6935 - The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Catriona Deirdre Moore

Description

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.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd seminar paper (30%) and participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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