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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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    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.

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    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week





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    Equivalent Units

    7877 Museums and Collections

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