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.
1x1hr lecture and 1x2hr seminar/week
1x500wd tutorial post and presentation (20%), 1x1500wd essay (35%), 1x2500wd project proposal (45%)