Conservation Internship

Subject CUMC90006 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular contact as negotiated with the conservator supervising the internship.
Total Time Commitment:

Total time commitment 120 hours


Completion of 100 points of study in the Master of Arts (Cultural Material Conservation).



Recommended Background Knowledge:


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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Marcelle Scott

Subject Overview:

In this subject students arrange and undertake a placement in a Conservation Department or practice which deals directly in the conservation of materials of their specialisation. They work under the guidance of a senior conservator within the work place. Students carry out a set program of conservation research and/or treatment involving complex decision making and the application of high level skills. During the internship an academic supervisor is available for consultation and advice.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this subject students should:

  • gain an understanding of the environment within which conservation is practiced.
  • learn analytical, research and report writing skills, and develop negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • acquire significant insight into the complexities of conservation decision making and management.

A 3000 word reflective essay 60% (due at the end of semester) and a 2000 word report for the host organization 40%, assessed by the host (due at the completion of the placement).

Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per day; after five days, no late assessment will be accepted. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation
150 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation
200 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation

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