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AIM722 - Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:L Young
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SQM613

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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, 2000 words

Assignment 2, 10% Revision Quiz, 500 words

Assignment 3, 50% Preservation analysis, 2500 words

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