Units of Study

MHST6902 - Museums and Heritage:Engaging audiences

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chiara OReilly
Phone: +61 2 9351 4256
Email: chiara.oreilly@sydney.edu.au

Description

Presenting collections, objects and places to the public is a major focus for museums, galleries and heritage organisations. The development of interpretation strategies and public programs to engage, educate and entertain audiences are regarded as key to the long-term viability of cultural institutions. This unit examines the theories and practices of museum education, heritage interpretation, audience research, communication and learning. The development and delivery of education, interpretation and visitor programs are examined in case studies and through practical work.

Assessments

1x1500wd essay (35%), 1x2500wd project proposal (45%), 1x500wd seminar presentation (10%), seminar participation (10%)

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/week

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