AIM719 - Cultural Heritage and Museum Practice


2021 unit information

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




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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are required to attend 4-days of intensive classes during the trimester. These will include a mix of classes, seminars, group work, and field trip activity.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning Experiences are via CloudDeakin

All students: Weekly Study Guide topics are provided, in addition to at least 1 scheduled online seminar


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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