AIM722 - Collections and Curatorship

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SQM613

Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

On campus students are required to attend 4-days of intensive classes during the trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1-hour per week, including a minimum of 1 scheduled online seminar each trimester

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery

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

Unit Fee Information

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