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AIM723 - Heritage Interpretation

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Linda Young

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SQE640, SQM617

Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

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

Content

Module 1: Planning Integrated Programs

  • Definitions of interpretation
  • Introduction to principles of, and approaches to, learning in a preservation environment
  • The role of visitor research
  • Outline of communication techniques and activities
  • Establishing objectives and developing ideas and themes
  • Setting selection criteria for interpretive media

 

Module 2: On-site Programs

The design and implementation of a range of public programs that communicate the significance of collections and sites. Examples might include:

  • presentations such as guided tours, talks by professional staff and classes
  • 'meet the curator', 'behind-the-scenes' tours and 'hands-on' activities
  • audio-visual, sound and light and multi-media; involving volunteers
  • programs for schools and other educational audiences
  • performances, literary events and drawing

 

Module 3: Off-site Programs

The design and implementation of a range of public programs that communicate the significance of collections and sites to audiences beyond the walls of a museum or the boundaries of a site. Examples might include:

  • outreach programs for particular communities; enthusiast tours, expeditions and field trips
  • role of publications
  • use of web-sites for interpretive programs
  • special events and celebrations

Assessment

Report, 50%, 2500 words 

Report, 50%, 2500 words 

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