How museum collections and heritage places are managed and listed is a core function of cultural institutions. From global contexts, such as World Heritage, to national, regional and local museum collections and heritage lists, understanding how objects and places are documented, assessed, and registered is important for both museum and heritage practice. This unit introduces students to the theories and practices of collection and heritage management through current issues in the development, policy and maintenance of cultural collections and places.
1x1hr lecture and 1x2hr seminar/week
1x500wd tutorial post and presentation (20%), 1x2000wd research project (35%), 1x2000wd essay (45%)