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AIM722 - Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Sweet
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Content

There are three main themes:

1. Significance assessment and collection development

  • Assessment of significance of movable cultural heritage and museum acquisitions
  • Ethical and legal implications of moving, acquiring or disposing of an object or collection
  • Theoretical and practical guidance for development of management policies for movable cultural heritage and the development of museum collections

 

2. Managing Collections: Cataloguing and Documentation

  • Legal documentation, registration and cataloguing of movable cultural heritage and museum objects
  • Records management, identifying and using appropriate information systems
  • Documentation for object management

 

3.Care and Conservation of Objects

  • Strategies and plans for care of collections and movable cultural heritage
  • Conservator's role
  • Emergency preservation of movable cultural heritage

Assessment

Assignment 1, 40%, Significance exercises, 1500 words

Assignment 2, 0% Cataloguing exercise (optional) 500 words

Assignment 3, 60%, Preservation analysis, 3000 words

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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