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Museums and the Anthropology of Collecting (8945.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Humanities

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    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139360) - View

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    Syllabus

    This unit provides a historical context for contemporary museum practice. Students will be introduced to various issues, such as representation in museums (ie community, indigenous societies) in exhibitions, publications and the web. Museums in Australia and overseas may be used as case studies.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. understand the changing role of museums in society;

    2. understand key issues in the history of museums and collecting;

    3. understand key issues relating to museums and indigenous societies.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    NONE

    Incompatible Units

    NONE.

    Equivalent Units

    7877 Museums and Collections

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