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Unit details

AIM721 - Museums: Context and Issues

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:L Young

Note:

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

Content

Module 1: Introduction to Museums
  • Exploration and critique of historical and theoretical bases of museums and galleries

  • Overview of definitions of 'museum', and the different types of museums

  • Functions and purposes of museums and galleries

  • Consideration of accepted international ethical standards for both institutions and personnel
Module 2: Museums- Making Connections
  • International treaties that guide the work of museums

  • Cultural policies and legislation of Australian governments

  • Survey of professional organisations and institutions that relate to the museum sector

  • Systems of quality control and bench-marking such as accreditation and competency standards
Module 3: Contemporary Issues for Museums
  • Cultural diversity

  • Indigenous people and their heritage

  • Repatriation and restitution of heritage objects

  • Globalisation

  • Virtual museums

Assessment

Three assignments: 2x1500 words each, 30% each and 1x2000 words, 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$680$680$1950$2513

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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