AIM719 - Cultural Heritage and Museum Practice


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: AIM735
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

4 x 2.5-hour lectures/practical experience (field trips) and 4 x 2-hour online seminars during the trimester

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 4 scheduled online seminars


This unit provides students with a broad overview of issues related to the conservation, management, interpretation and use of the past in the present. It examines the variety of locations through which this happens such as objects and collections, museums, heritage places, including cultural landscapes, intangible cultural heritage, and international heritage practice. 

It starts with an overview of the social, economic, cultural and political purpose of the cultural heritage, including museum before examining how this is managed to achieve organisation and community objectives. Using a case study approach, topics will include: understanding significance, regimes of management (conventions and charters), approaches to learning and interpretation, access and equity, developing audiences and visitor management, strategic planning and marketing, and ethical practice

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