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AIM726 - Heritage and Museum Operational Issues

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:
Offering information:

Offered in alternate years; 2012, 2014

Unit chair:

L Young


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


Module 1: The Governance of Museums
  • Governance systems;

  • Organisational structures;

  • Boards, trustees and meetings;

  • Leadership;

  • Reporting and accountability.
Module 2: Business Issues for Museums
  • Sources of finance including shops and catering concessions, admission charges, grants and sponsorship;

  • Financial and risk management;

  • Legal issues;

  • Insurance and indemnity;

  • Occupational health, safety and security systems;

  • Loyalty programs and management of Friends groups.
Module 3: Human Resources Issues for Museums
  • Museum work, and its management;

  • Managing consultants and their work in museums;

  • Working as a consultant to museums;

  • Management of volunteer personnel;

  • Induction schemes for new personnel;

  • Performance appraisal systems for museum personnel.


Three assignments: 2x1500 words each, 30% each and x1 2000 words, 40%

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