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AIM722 - Collections and Curatorship

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Sweet




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Campus: Students are required to attend a 2 day a week intensive for 3 weeks.


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


Assignment 1, 40% Significance Exercises, 2000 words

Assignment 2, 10% Revision Quiz, 500 words

Assignment 3, 50% Preservation analysis, 2500 words

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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